Bikram Yoga is a challenging series of 26 yoga poses with two breathing exercises designed for all ages and levels of ability. This 90 minute class targets every muscle, joint, ligament, tendon and organ in the body. With a regular practice you will see the effects of this in your strength and flexibility. Bikram Yoga is done in a heated room to warm your muscles, prevent injury, allow a deeper workout, and cleanse the body by flushing toxins. A perfect compliment to your work-out, a great way to reduce stress, or to alleviate the symptoms of and even heal (symptoms of long term or new) injuries. Open your mind and heart to make profound changes in your life. Bikram says: "Yoga is the only exercise in the world you can do at any age. There is always some posture that will improve your health, mind and soul."
Be patient with yourself. Yoga is a life long commitment. How quickly you progress will depend, to a small extent, on your natural ability, but mostly on the honest time and effort you commit to (the) your yoga practice. You should not compare youself to those around you. Yoga is a practice that is all about you, and your own progress from the point at which you began.
Bikram Yoga is wildly successful in the United States, Europe, Asia, and is quickly gaining popularity here in Brazil.
Why it is faster:
When some people think of yoga, they picture dark rooms, incense, mystic chanting and meditation. While that's true about some forms of yoga, Bikram yoga is different.
Bikram yoga is based on a fundamental scientific principle: that heat accelerates chemical reactions. And since your body runs on biochemical reactions, speeding them up produces results faster.
The heat comes from a precisely controlled, sealed environment of 105 - 110° temperature fahreneit and 40 - 50% humidity. But that's only a part of the story. You also achieve results faster because Bikram yoga works more than just parts of your body. Unlike other exercise programs, its systematic sequence of postures and breathing exercises works every muscle, every joint, every tendon of your body - and your glands and nervous system as well.
Bikram yoga also reinvigorates your body with super oxygenated blood - and nothing speeds up your body's natural processes more than the combination of heat and oxygen.
A 300-pound weight injured Bikram Choudhury's knee so badly that doctors pronounced it incurable. But by applying scientific principles and then testing them on himself, he achieved complete recovery. Now his authentic method is here in Rio de Janeiro to help you achieve whatever fitness results you desire.
Bikram Yoga is for:
People losing weight
People with back or knee pain
People recovering from joint injuries
People who do cardio or weight exercise
Teens and children