Bikram Yoga is always Hot Yoga but Hot Yoga is not always Bikram Yoga. Bikram Yoga is a demanding series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises, practiced in 90 minutes, suitable for all ages and levels of ability. Each posture stretches, strengthens and prepares specific muscles, ligaments and joints for the next posture. The Bikram method also stimulates the organs, glands and nerves, moving fresh oxygenated blood to 100% of the body, restoring all systems to a healthy working order. The Original Bikram Yoga practice is a healing yoga therapy masquerading as a fabulous workout. Bikram scientifically designed this 90-minute program to deliver total health through the balancing and strenghtening of every system in the body in order to prevent illness and injury while promoting weight loss and limit the effects of aging.
The series of postures combine skills of concentration, patience, determination and self-control which increase mental clarity and reduce stress. Bikram Yoga is practiced in a heated room to warm your muscles, allow a deeper workout and cleanse the body by flushing toxins. A weightlifting accident crippled Bikram at a young age. Western doctors told him he would never walk again and wanted to amputate his leg. With the guidance of his teacher, Bikram created his 26 posture series which restored his health. In a United Nations-sponsored research project at Tokyo University, Bikram helped doctors prove that yoga regenerates tissues and cures chronic ailments. Combining Eastern discipline and Western medicine he perfected his comprehensive system, suitable for all ages and levels of fitness and has made it available in studios all over the globe. Bikram Yoga is a game changer. It is your total health system for maintaining vitality and living a long and healthy life.