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Bikram Yoga

Nov 3, 2007
Yoga can help a person achieve better health, physical well being and also spiritual bliss though there are a number of different types of yoga to choose from each of which provide various benefits, and among them is one that is known as Bikram Yoga, which is very physical. In fact, Bikram Yoga is much more aerobic than other forms of yoga and it is named after a person known as Bikram Choudhry who was from Kolkatta in India. Having mastered the Hatha Yoga, and having also become a champion in this form of yoga, Bikram Choudhry then opened up a number of training centers where yoga was taught under the guidance of his own guru who was a person named Bishnu Gosh till he eventually formed a unique form of yoga that later came to be known as Bikram Yoga.

Essentially, when performing Bikram Yoga, a person has to be in a heated room where the temperature can be as high as ninety to hundred degrees which is necessary to warm up the body that in turn facilitates performing various postures. In fact, these postures require to be performed in twenty-six different postures starting from standing postures and on to backward as well as forward bends and some twists are also thrown in as well, and it takes approximately an hour and a half to perform the Bikram Yoga in which each posture is performed twice.

However, Bikram Yoga may not be suitable for everybody since it does require being physically fit; otherwise, it is not recommended if you are out of shape in which instance you should begin with other types of yoga to attain the proper levels of fitness after which you may take a stab at doing Bikram Yoga. Also, before beginning this type of yoga, you should have found out all there is to know about Bikram Yoga which will help you determine whether this form of yoga is suitable for you or not.

Bikram Yoga is also commonly referred to as 'hot yoga' and it has been used by famous personalities that have nothing but praise for such a form of yoga whose main purpose is to increase the strength of the body as well as make it more flexible and to make the physical and spiritual self unite as one. It consists of twenty-six asanas or postures and there are also two breathing exercises as well, and before beginning this form of yoga you should ensure that your stomach is not full of food and that you should also have first drunk a glass of water.

It is normal to begin Bikram Yoga with a meditation posture and breathing is supposed to be done through the nose and not the mouth and it should be normal as well as slow because the aim is to release tension from the muscles. The reason why Bikram Yoga is performed in heated conditions is that heat as well as humidity makes you sweat which will help remove whatever toxins are there in the body and also by performing postures in a heated environment, it helps the muscles to relax and also enables performing postures that would otherwise not be possible.
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