Practicing yoga in a heated room allows the body to stretch more easily and safely. The heat increases sweating so the body can cleanse its largest organ – the skin – and helps to detoxify the internal organs. In addition, the heat allows more oxygenated blood to move throughout the entire body.
The Bikram Yoga Series is a routine of 26 poses, which works the whole body in 90 minutes. The poses work synergistically and cumulatively to return the body to a balanced state. The yoga builds energy, stamina and flexibility. It incorporates strength, challenge, gravity, balancing and most importantly the tourniquet effect. This technique allows the stretching, squeezing and massaging of the internal organs, flushing out the cardiovascular system and stimulating the endocrine and nervous systems in order to release any deficient hormones and enzymes. The body is self-regulating and self-adjusting.
As we age, our muscles tend to get stiffer, creating more pressure on the joints. By regular stretching, we prevent this gradual stiffening and joint deterioration and that is why yoga has a rejuvenating effect. Through a regular workout, we liberate a vast amount of energy, which we can use in our daily life to more alive and self fulfilled. We look, move and feel younger. The routine is dynamic and exhilarating. The room is intentionally warm so that your muscles will stretch more easily.
The series works equally well for beginning as well as advanced students.