Bikram Yoga is the premiere hot yoga experience, developed by renowned India Yogi Master Bikram Choudhury. The practice of Bikram Yoga includes a sequence of 26 postures, performed in a room heated to 105o to 110oF, that are designed to systematically work every part of the body.
Each Bikram Yoga posture works specific areas of the body, yet the combined sequence of postures work together synergistically, contributing to the benefits that each individual posture offers. Performing the postures in a heated room encourages flexibility, promotes detoxification and helps to prevent injury. A minimum of 292 systems within the body are worked during a Bikram Yoga class, while toxins and impurities that can contribute to pain and illness are sweat out of the body.
Bikram Yoga classes are 90 minutes in length, are suitable for all experience levels and abilities, and are taught by certified Bikram Yoga instructors. Classes are open to adults 18 and over. We welcome all fitness and experience levels. Visit the Bikram Yoga website for more information.
Bikram Yoga FAQs
What is Bikram Yoga?The Bikram method of yoga is a series of 26 postures done in sequence, along with two breathing exercises, that are performed in a room heated to 105 – 110F during a 90 minute class. These postures are designed to work every muscle, organ and cell in the body. Bikram is considered to be a powerful, healing yoga that is accessible to beginners and is beneficial to students of all levels.
Who can do Bikram Yoga?All adults over the age of 18 can enjoy Bikram Yoga. This yoga experience is geared to students of all fitness and experience levels, from beginner to advanced.
What are some of the benefits of Bikram Yoga?Some of the benefits students of Bikram Yoga claim to enjoy include: stress reduction, improved posture, increased stamina, enhanced physical performance, increased flexibility, toned muscles, better sleep, strengthening of heart and lungs, normalization of weight, improved immune system, healing and prevention of injuries, relief of chronic pain, and better mental clarity. Of course, every student’s experience is unique and the benefits achieved through Bikram Yoga can vary widely.
Is any type of Hot Yoga considered Bikram Yoga?No. Only instructors that have been trained directly by the Yogi Master Bikram Choudhury himself can be called Bikram Yoga Instructors. Certification in this method of hot yoga includes intensive training, and certified Bikram instructors maintain a continuing connection to Bikram Choudhury and his staff. Certified Bikram Yoga Studios (such as Bikram Yoga River North) are also eligible to utilize the many resources offered by Bikram Choudhury’s training center.