What is Bikram Yoga?
Bikram Yoga is a series of twenty-six Hatha Yoga postures and two Pranayama breathing techniques designed to provide a challenging, invigorating, rejuvenating and effective yoga experience. During this 90-minute class, you will work every muscle, tendon, ligament, joint and internal organ in the entire body, giving you an incredible sense of well being.
Our hands on, teacher development approach is unsurpassed, setting us apart from other studios. We provide a quality individual, and group experience for every yogi. Our instructors offer beginning tips for our newcomers in each class as well as those with any ailments. We truly believe that if you do the best you can (however much or little that may be) that you will receive the benefits. Whatever your age, injury, or prior yoga experience (if any at all), this yoga will benefit your body and mind in ways you never imagined possible! We enjoy connecting with our students and listening to their needs to ensure an excellent Bikram Yoga experience.
At Bikram Yoga NYC, we offer almost 300 classes per week at four convenient Manhattan locations, so there’s always a class for you. First time beginners are welcome in all classes! Start with one of our introductory specials and start feeling the benefits right away!
Why the heat?
Yoga changes the construction of the body from the inside out, from bones to skin and from fingertips to toes. So before you change it, you have to heat it up to soften it, because a warm body is a flexible body. Then you can reshape the body any way you want.
Hatha Yoga flushes away the waste products, the toxins of all the glands and organs of your body. It provides a natural irrigation of the body through the circulatory system, with the help of the respiratory system. It brings nourishments to every cell of your body so that each one can perform its function and keep your body healthy. Bikram Yoga also employs heat to further that cleaning process: When you sweat, impurities are flushed out of the body through the skin.
Practicing yoga not only increases our supplies of oxygen, but it also teaches us how to use that oxygen properly – we learn to control the breath through pranayama.
The 26 Postures of Bikram Yoga
I have been practicing Bikram yoga for the past 6 months, and I lost 50lbs within 4 months of practice. Bikram yoga has changed my life and daily outlook. — Tri