Bikram Yoga is a set sequence of yoga postures practiced within a yoga class suitable for all levels from complete beginner to experienced regular. Bikram Yoga classes run exactly 90 minutes and consists of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises, practiced in a room heated to 40 degrees Celsius. This yoga practice is done in a heated room to warm your muscles and joints efficiently, prevent injury, allows you to practice safely and encourages sweating which is detoxifying and cleansing for the body. Check out what people have to say about bikram yoga via our website here http://bikramvicparkperth.com.au/about-bikram/links/
Bikram Choudhury created and synthesized the bikram yoga sequence from traditional hatha yoga techniques and popularized it in the early 1970s. He scientifically designed this 90 minutes yoga practice 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. In addition, the series of postures combine skills of concentration, patience, determination and self-control that increase mental clarity and reduce stress.
It has been proven and experienced by millions that these 26 postures systematically work every part of the body. Each posture stretches and strengthens 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 percent of the body, restoring all systems to a healthy working order. Bikram Yoga is the most popular and original form of hot yoga.
If you are older, unfit, overweight, not flexible, injured or scared, this is for you too! This is a beginner’s class and you can take it at your own pace. It’s even normal to dislike your first class and it can take between 5-10 classes to get used to it. Sit down as much as you need to, watch for a while and join back in when you are ready. Be well prepared, consistency is the key, talk to your knowleageable teachers and always have fun. This yoga is for everybody, beginner to experienced of any age. The more you practice your yoga, the more you start to progress on your journey of self discovery, building strength of body and mind.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS
- Please come early to class as the studio opens 30 minutes before class starts (1st timers – you need to allow time in case you get lost, to find parking, get an orientation and complete a registration form)
- Ensure you come to your class already hydrated. (1st timers – drink at least 1.5 litres (8 glasses) before coming to your 1st class and it has to be minimum 2 hours before class)
- Drink and hydrate plenty after class to avoid a detox headache (double your usual water intake after class)
- Come to class on an empty stomach (no food at least 2-3 hours before but don’t be hungry as you need to keep your energy levels up)
- Tell us at reception if you have injuries or medical conditions, and let the teacher know, so we can help you
- Pace yourself and look after yourself in class, sit down if you have to (1st timers – your starting point is to stay in class for the whole 90 minutes in your 1st class to start to build awareness and listen to your body)
- Always breathe through your nose in class, not through the mouth (except during the breathing exercises at start and end of class)
- Strong muscular athletic people…don’t push too hard in your 1st class or if you have just had a strenuous workout before class. Pace yourself and listen to your body. Hydrate and keep up with electrolytes to replenish lost mineral salts.
- You may feel dizzy, nauseous early in class (especially first 20 minutes)…that’s ok. Pace yourself and listen to your body.
- Deodorant is great, strong perfumes and lotions are not (Please wash before class if you are wearing any strong perfumes)
- No mobiles in the yoga room at any time as only your mat, towel, water and yourself are required for your practice
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