The 90-minute Bikram Yoga class is specifically designed for you to maximize your personal results. Every element, including the dialogue, heat, humidity and mirrors serves a specific purpose. Each posture in the series builds on the next.
Bikram Yoga is a comprehensive practice designed to work every joint, cell, muscle, bone, ligament, tendon, gland & organ in the body. In simpler terms, it works your entire body “all over, inside out, from your fingertips to your toes”. Below are some benefits of each individual posture:
Good for mental relaxation.
Helps maintain good blood pressure and circulation.
Improves the conditions of the lungs (asthma and emphysema), increasing lung capacity and elasticity.
Warms up the entire spine, helps fight fatigue.
Strengthens abdominal muscles, corrects bad posture.
Releases frozen shoulders, stretches hamstrings and hips.
Relieves sciatica, arthritis, rheumatism in the legs.
Firms all muscles of the thighs, calves and hips.
Creates traction in the spine, improves strength in the weight-bearing joints.
Increases blood circulation in the knee and ankle joints.
Improves flexibility of the hips, knees and ankle joints.
Relieves tension in the neck and shoulders.
Supplies fresh blood to the kidneys.
Releases and generates energy in the male and female reproductive organs.
Improves flexibility of the sciatic nerve.
Strengthens the tendons and biceps of the thigh muscles and hamstrings.
Increases blood flow in the heart and circulatory system.
Flushes cholesterol from the arteries, improves blood pressure.
Stimulates the nervous system.
Revitalizes the endocrine system (adrenals, pancreas, thyroid and gonads).
Improves flexibility of the spine and helps with lower back pain.
Creates marriage between strength and balance; enhances the equilibrium and improved balance throughout the body.
Increases blood flow all over the body and arteries of the heart
Stretches the entire length of the spine
Exercises pancreas, liver, spleen and nervous system
Strengthens the heart muscle; prevents further cardiac problems
Increases circulation to the brain and adrenal glands.
Regulates thyroxin hormone production in the thyroid gland.
Flushes the pituitary, hypothalamus and thymus glands.
Improves flexibility of hips, ankles and last five vertebrae of the spine.
Alleviates and prevents sciatica pain.
Cleanses the lymph nodes, the visceral system and the mammary glands.
Good for hip and back pain.
Strengthens muscles in the abdomen.
Improves the immune system and the circulatory system.
Compresses the pancreas, kidneys, thyroid, parathyroid and thymus glands.
Helps maintain good blood sugar balance.
Massages the pancreas, liver, gall-bladder, urinary bladder and kidneys.
Marriage between the pineal and thyroid glands; Improving the metabolism.
Opens hips and lower spine.
Strengthens the abdomen.
Improves blood circulation.
Promotes hip and knee mobility.
Excellent for posture and balance.
Releases abdominal tension while improving core strength.
Aids in rheumatism and circulatory disorders.
Promotes balance in body and mind.
Strengthens stomach muscles.
Helps to cure rheumatism and arthritis in the knees, ankles and feet.
Strengthens weak joints.
Improves mental concentration.
Returns circulation to normal
Helps reduce hypertension, nervousness, anxiety and irritability
Relieves lower back pain, angina pain, and emphysema.
Alleviates most chronic abdominal discomforts (including IBS).
Stretches tight hips and improves alignment in the hips and spine.
Stimulates the liver, spleen, small and large intestines.
Strengthens and firms the abdomen
Increases flexibility of the spine, hamstrings and sciatic nerve
Releases toxins in the lungs
Increases spinal strength and flexibility.
Helps prevent lower backache; aids in correcting lumbago, rheumatism, slipped discs, scoliosis and arthritis of the spine.
Improves the functioning of the liver, spleen and adrenals.
Stretches the thyroid, flushes the kidneys, regulates blood pressure and diabetes.
Improves carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow and arthritis in the upper body.
Recharges the nervous system, clears cholesterol in veins and fights varicose veins.
Regulates the blood pressure, strengthens the immune system and revitalizes the thyroid
Compresses and stretches the thymus and thyroid glands; helping with emotional release and fighting depression.
Improves and prevents conditions of arthritis in the spine.
Strengthens the circulatory system.
Opens the chest.
Massages internal organs.
Creates core strength.
Stretches and compresses the middle back.
Strengthens and improves flexibility of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine.
Improves functioning of small and large intestines; improving digestion.
Opens the rib cage.
Improves cardiovascular and pulmonary systems;increases lung capacity and fighting bronchitis.
Stretches shoulders, elbows and wrists.
Improves hand strength.
Stretches and strengthens the psoas muscles.
Stretches knee and ankle joints, relieves lower back pain.
Prevents and heals herniated of spinal discs; improves flexibility of the lower spine.
Improves the autoimmune system, nervous system and metabolism.
Provides maximum relaxation; helping with stress, anemia, anxiety and sleep disorders.
Increases blood flow to the brain; bringing mental clarity and good memory.
Boosts the endocrine system.
Helps massages internal organs, lungs, heart and coronary arteries.
Stretches the spine.
Opens the chest; strengthens the muscles of the back and shoulders.
Produces maximum compression of the spine; relieving backaches and herniated discs.
Regulates hormones, bronchial spasms and high blood pressure.
Brings fresh blood to the kidneys; eliminates toxins from the body; improves memory and mental clarity.
Helps maintain mobility and elasticity of the spine and back muscles.
Nurtures the nervous system and regulates hormones.
Brings blood to the brain; regulates the thalamus and hypothalamus.
Stretches the entire spine from top to bottom, also improves neck and shoulder flexibility.
Increases flexibility of the shoulder muscles, hamstrings, hip joints and the lumbar spine.
Increases circulation to the kidneys, liver, spleen, pancreas, lymphatic system, thyroid, thymus and intestines.
Works on conditions of chronic obesity and eating disorders by balancing the metabolic rate and balancing blood sugar levels.
Excellent posture for cancer prevention, bacterial and viral infections.
The only posture that twists the spine from top to bottom at the same time.
Increases circulation and nutrition to the spinal nerves, veins and tissues.
Relieves back pain, lethargy, releases tension.
Improves flexibility of the spine and relaxes the central and autonomic nervous systems.
Massages kidneys, liver, gall-bladder, spleen and pancreas.
Improves oxygenation to the body.
Rids the body of toxins; strengthens the nervous system.
Energizes and revitalizes the body; strengthens the abdomen.
Helps bring mental clarity and alertness; improves digestion.