Bikram Yoga is a vigorous protocol of 26 set postures specifically designed to access every muscle, joint, and energetic channel within the body, while simultaneously requiring students to maintain full mental concentration. It aims to help create a physically fit, flexible body and sound mind, enabling the physical self to join with the spiritual self.
What to expect
Bikram Yoga is practiced in a room heated to 105 degrees, with 45 minutes of standing poses and 45 minutes of floor postures. Each class consists of 26 different poses and two breathing exercises. The high temperature and humidity promote sweating, which is believed to aid in the detoxification and purification of the body's cells, organs, and energetics.
Bikram Yoga was introduced to the United States by Bikram Choudhury in 1971. He developed the Bikram system after training under Bishnu Ghosh from 1903 to 1970. The Bikram Yoga headquarters is maintained at The Bikram Yoga College of India in Los Angeles, California.