The Bikram yoga series was created by Bikram Choudhury as a 90 minutes yoga routine. consisting of 26 Hatha yoga postures each done twice, and two Pranayama breathing exercises.
Conducted in a heated room to 40 Deg C and 40% humidity. An authentic Bikram Yoga class is and has always been this and nothing else. The series is a therapeutic style of Yoga. In other words, it is a series that has been devised to heal the body. Each posture has been chosen for its very specific benefits. its relationship with other postures and 90 minutes to work deeply into every single part of your being in Bikram yoga. In fact, every single cell.
Why 90 minutes
The nature of the stretch and then subsequent compress that occurs as you do each posture twice. The first set prepares the body while the second set ensures maximum delivery of medical benefits. Your body will always go deeper in the second set and this is where yoga is working its magic. Stretch, compress, stretch, compress, stretch, compress for 90 minutes. The wisdom of the ancients knew that you could use your body to heal your body. Bikram is drawing upon his 65 years of experience as a yoga healer to present a 90-minute class. A 90-minute Hot Yoga class isn’t necessarily as effortless as it may seem actually. Proper preparation helps ensure that you will have the best possible experience in those challenging 90 minutes.
90 minute Bikram Yoga is not a new fad by any means. The Bikram Yoga was developed more than 40 years ago with each posture being specially selected for particular healing benefits. It’s a fixed sequence and in a specific order for a reason, which is why if you’re to gain the most healing benefit from your practice, completing a 90-minute class is a must for the following reasons:
Postures Held for Specific Length of Time
Bikram Yoga postures are held for a specific length of time so that your body is held in stillness, requiring focus and breath to create change in your body and to help develop strength of mind too.
Each Posture is Repeated Twice
The first set will warm your body up and aligns you and the second setting allows you to go deeper into the pose and gain the most benefit from it.
50 Minute Standing Series
The first 50 minutes of the class is when the Standing Series of postures are completed which will elevate your heart rate, metabolic rate, and core temperature to the ideal level to enable healing and physiological and mental changes to occur.
40 Minute Floor Series
The Final 40 minutes consists of the Floor Series which allows your body to continue its healing process in the heated room because our core temperature will remain the same, even though your heart and metabolic rate will lower. Each floor posture by a short rest period (Savasana) allows you to recover and give your body new oxygen ready for the next upcoming posture. Savasana is just as important as each posture and again will help you gain the most benefit from the class.
we believe that the benefits of Bikram Yoga and the true healing it offers can only be gained from the completion of a FULL 90 minute Bikram Class
At the end of the day attending a 90-minute class is only 6% of your day. It’s a small chunk to invest to ensure you’re getting the most healing and benefit from your yoga practice!
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