About Bikram Yoga
Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class consists of 26 postures and 2 breathing
exercises that are practiced in sequence in a heated room at 105’ with
40% humidity. These postures have been selected by Bikram Choudhury from
the original 84 postures of Hatha Yoga.
It has been proved and experienced by millions that these 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises systematically work every part of the body, to give all the internal organs, veins, ligaments and muscles everything they need to maintain optimum health and maximum function. Each component takes care of something different in the body, and yet they all work together synergistically, contributing to the success of every other one, and extending its benefits.
Why so HOT?
Yoga changes the construction of the body from the inside out, from bones
to skin and from finger tips to toes. So before you change it, you have
to heat it up to soften it, because a warm body is a flexible body. Then
you can reshape the body any way you want.
Hatha Yoga flushes away the waste products, the toxins of all the glands and organs of your body. It provides a natural irrigation of the body through the circulatory system, with the help of the respiratory system. It brings nourishments to every cell of your body so that each one can perform its function and keep your body healthy. Bikram Yoga also employs heat to further that cleaning process: When you sweat, impurities are flushed out of the body through the skin.
Practicing yoga not only increases our supplies of oxygen, but it also teaches us how to use that oxygen properly – we learn to control the breath through pranayama.
About Bikram Choudhury
Yogiraj Bikram Choudhury is the founder of the worldwide Yoga College
of India™. Born in Calcutta in 1946, Bikram began Yoga at the age of four
with India's most-renowned physical culturist at that time, Bishnu Ghosh,
the younger brother of Paramahansa Yogananda (Author of the most popular
book on Yoga, The Autobiography of a Yogi, and founder of the Self-Realization
Fellowship in Los Angeles).
Bikram practiced Yoga at least four to six hours every day at Ghosh's College of Physical Education in Calcutta. At the age of thirteen, he won the National India Yoga Championship. He was undefeated for the following three years and retired as the undisputed All-India National Yoga Champion.
At seventeen, an injury to his knee during a weight-lifting accident brought the prediction from leading European doctors that he would never walk again. Not accepting their pronouncement, he had himself carried back to Bishnu Ghosh's school, for he knew that if anyone could help to heal his knee, it was his teacher. Six months later, his knee had totally recovered. Ghosh was a celebrated physical culturist and the first to scientifically document Yoga's ability to cure chronic physical ailments and heal the body.
Bikram later on devised the 26 postures sequence, which works irrespective of age groups. These 26 postures series has a profound healing power on your body and mind. He founded Bikram’s Yoga College of India. Bikram has shown the light of healthy life to millions of people around the world.
Bikram is the most respected living Yoga Guru in the world. He has written books about the yoga. These books are wonderful work for the entire yoga world.
Bikram conducts workshops, lectures and seminars throughout the world. It’s a wonder and lifetime experience to do his class. He will tell you where your weak point is while doing a posture. He will not stop until you come out of your best. According to Bikram "you will get the intended benefits as long as you try the right way".