About Bikram Yoga

Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class is a demanding series of 26 postures (asanas) and two breathing exercises (pranayamas), which is suitable for all ages and levels of ability. 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 scientifically designed this 90 minute program to deliver total health through the balancing and strengthening of every system in the body in order to prevent illness, injury and limit the effects of aging. In addition, the series of postures combine skills of concentration, patience, determination and self control, which lead to increased mental clarity and reduced stress.

Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class is done in a heated room to warm your muscles, prevent injury, allow a deeper workout and cleanse the body by flushing toxins. As 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."

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Preparing for Class

Rukmini's pre-class tips should go here.

The Postures


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 1. Deep Breathing
 2. Half Moon
 3. Awkward
 4. Eagle
 5. S. Head to Knee
 6. S. Bow Pulling
 7. Balancing Stick
 8. S. Separate Leg
     Stretching

 9. Triangle
10. S. Separate Leg
      Head to Knee

11. Tree
12. Toe Stand
13. Corpse
14. Wind Removing
15. Sit Up
16. Cobra
17. Locust
18. Full Locust
19. Bow Pulling
20. Fixed Firm
21. Half Tortoise
22. Camel
23. Rabbit
24. Head to Knee
     Stretching

25. Final Spinal
     Twist

26. Breath of Fire

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