Every Bikram Yoga class follows the same scripted 26 poses sequence developed by Bikram Choudhury.
Model: Audra Williamson, Photographer: Jon Brown; sursa
Bikram Yoga is known as the original hot yoga and is perfect for students of all ages and levels of experience. It is performed in a studio that is heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit and kept at 40 percent humidity. The heat and humidity helps your muscles stretch without straining and can help prevent injury. The temperature also cleanses the body of impurities, allowing your body to shed toxins through perspiration. Although it is low-impact Bikram Yoga is challenging, and most people feel energetically elevated following the experience.
In the early 1970s, National India Yoga champion Bikram Choudhury derived his beginning yoga class for the lineage of his guru, Bishnu Ghosh. Bikram’s method utilizes 26 hatha yoga poses (asanas) and 2 breathing exercises (pranayama).
Today, Bikram Yoga is taught in yoga schools all around the world. In order to teach Bikram Yoga classes, instructors must complete an intensive 9-week teacher certification course, taught by Bikram Choudhury.