WHAT IS BIKRAM YOGA?


Bikram Yoga is a challenging series of 26 postures and 2 breathing excercises, suitable for all ages and all levels of ability.
Each posture stretches, strengthens, and prepares specific muscles, ligaments, and joints needed 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.


This scientifically designed 90 minute program is proven to deliver total health through the balancing and strengthening of every system in the body in order to prevent illness and injury, promote weight loss and limit the effects of aging.


The series of postures also improves concentration, patience, determination and self-control to increase mental clarity and reduce stress.


Bikram Yoga is done in a heated room to warm your muscles, prevent injury, allow a deeper workout and cleanse the body by flushing toxins.



Never Too Bad, Never Too Old,
Never Too Sick, Never Too Late,
To Start From Scratch,
And Begin Again.                           


 

BENEFITS OF BIKRAM YOGA

Some of the mind-body benefits you experience in yoga:

  • improved sleep (including needing less of it!)
  • diminished hunger
  • glowing, clean skin
  • a stronger heart
  • increased endurance
  • normalized metabolism
  • increased lung capacity and elasticity
  • lean, toned muscles
  • mental clarity and poise
  • relief from chronic pain, especially in spine and joints
  • stronger immune system

BIKRAM YOGA TEACHERS

Bikram Yoga Teachers are well-trained, dedicated, and compassionate

 

Certified Bikram Yoga teachers are among the most rigorously trained yoga teachers in the world. There is only one way to become a certified Birkram teacher and that requires graduating from Bikram’s nine-week, 500-hour training program which includes yoga therapy, anatomy, physiology.

 

One of the benefits of Bikram’s intensive teacher training program is that teachers work through the same challenges as their students. We love to practice what we teach and we’ll be sweating right alongside you in class! A minimum six-months practice and written recommendation from a studio director are required to apply to Bikram’s Teacher Training. All of our teachers have graduated from Bikram’s Teacher Training, and maintain their good standing with his Yoga College of India by completing re-certification requirements every three years.

Come to your teachers with your questions. If we don’t have the answer, we will go to the source to get it. Our yoga teachers are passionate hardworking group of people from all walks of life. We teach yoga because it dramatically changed and healed our own bodies and minds.


Hot Yoga In The Hot Summer?
Yes.... and here’s why! Summer in the Valley, is hot and can be uncomfortable! We look for ways to stay cool as much as possible and avoid that uncomfortable heat or any chance of sweating. We drink more cold drinks, we are forced to turn on our air conditioners even though we pay for it when the utility bill shows up. We turn the fans on, we seek shade to park our cars. We crave that dip in the pool, we wear fewer clothes.... That heat can be so sticky and annoying, so why would we go into a 105 degree room at 40% humidity and purposely sweat and drip for 90 minutes of Bikram yoga? It is tempting to want to avoid the yoga studio as the weather warms up, and instead, just get your daily dose of heat outside the yoga studio. However, revving up your yoga practice during summer months can actually deliver amazing rewards and many benefits that are not available in winter months.

Bikram Yoga, practiced in the heat and humidity, can help you acclimate to the season’s warmth by conditioning your body to cool itself more efficiently and effectively through sweat. It also equips you with coping tools such as focus, concentration, and deep breathing, to help you better manage those unbearable summer temps. On the flip side, when the yoga room feels cooler that the outdoors, practicing Hot Yoga seems like a “cakewalk”! Your body is already nice and warm when you enter into the studio, so you will likely find you are more flexible and can go deeper into the postures during the summer. Your muscles, ligaments and joints have less warming up to do as you step into the yoga room. You must stay hydrated by keeping on top of your water consumption and replenishing your electrolytes regularly. This can only benefit you outside the yoga room. Regular practitioners know to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Warmer weather tends to decrease our appetites. Additionally, there are so many delicious fruits and vegetables available, we tend to fill up on these seasonal foods instead of the heavier food that we gravitate to in cooler months. This allows your practice to reach a higher level by relieving you of that “full” feeling and you find yourself going deeper in the postures.

Bikram Yoga is a great way to fill your tank with energy by increasing your oxygen intake and balancing the various systems of the body. Bikram Yoga is a great physical workout, burning calories in each 90 minute class and helping you to trim and tone in all the right places. You will look great and feel more comfortable and confident in you skin, not to mention your swimsuit! Unlike winter, when we tend to hibernate and stay home more, summertime means more outdoor time: patios, pools and parties. By committing to a consistent Bikram Yoga practice, you will be able to sweat all those toxins out of your system. Summer brings more opportunity to play outside. Planning on swimming, hiking, sailing, biking, jogging, beach volleyball or other summertime sports? Bikram Yoga will give you the athletic upper hand no matter what outdoor activity you choose by increasing your strength, stamina and coordination. Summertime is also vacation time. You might find yourself in some smaller than usual classes. These somewhat intimate classes allows the teacher to devote personal instruction to a smaller group of students. These settings can really benefit your practice, allowing you to soak up more knowledge and ask all your burning questions before and after class. No matter what the weather is like, there are three things that will give you a successful yoga practice. CONSISTENCY, INTENSITY and PRECISION OF ALIGNMENT. So, don’t worry about the outside temp, keep hydrating and keep practicing your yoga. You will be so happy and proud of yourself that you kept it up this summer!