Bikram’s Beginning Yoga
Bikram Yoga is known as the original Hot Yoga, practiced in a room of 105 degrees and 40% humidity. The classes are 90 minutes long and involves a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises performed in the same sequence every time you enter the hot room. The benefits of Bikram Yoga are many including weight loss, detoxification, increased lung capacity, improved muscle tone, improved sleep patterns, relief from seasonal allergies and injury prevention. We offer a 60 minute express version of this class during the week and quarterly posture workshops to help you better understand the postures and its benefits.
Standing Deep Breathing
We begin the class with Standing Deep Breathing to warm up the body from the inside out. People with healthy lungs normally use only about 25% of their lung capacity. By breathing deeply, you will learn to use 100%. This breathing exercise ensures vasodialation of all the blood vessels and hyperoxygenates the bloodstream. Pranayama warms up the neck, shoulders, and upper back for the first posture in the series.