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BIKRAM YOGA is a series of 26 Yoga posture and 2 breathing exercises conducted in a heated room. The heat warms up the entire body from inside out allowing us to work into deep muscles, tendons, ligaments and organs. Benefits of Bikram yoga are myriad and it designed for all levels. Bikram Yoga is a 90 minutes long practice that heals the body by increasing flexibility, reducing stress, tremendously increasing lung capacity and healing old joint and ligament injuries.
The Practice of Yoga dates back to 5000 years and its benefits have been repeatedly observed and documented over time. With regular practice, discipline and honest effort you will:
Drink plenty of water throughout the day so you are well hydrated before coming to the class. Good hydration supports the healthy function of all of your body's systems, and it makes the heat feel comfortable rather than overwhelming. Don't eat heavily within 2 hours of the start of class. Arrive 15-20 minutes early for your first class. This gives us time for registration and orientation. Bikram' Yoga is for everyone. To quote Bikram's teacher, Bishnu Ghosh, "it's never too late, you're never too old, you're never too sick, to start again from scratch. During the class approach every posture to the best of your ability and you will receive 100% benefit. Dress in cool, comfortable clothes. Take your second class within 24 hours. The second class will help you bypass any soreness you'd experience otherwise. Bring a yoga mat (if you have one), large bath towel, drinking water and positive attitude.
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Q: How do I Preapre for Class?
Q: How often should I practice?
As often as you can. "For great results, practice three times per week. For life changing results, practice six days per week," says Bikram.
Q: Do I need to supplement my diet?
Everyone is different - it is a matter of listening to your body. If you're feeling sluggish, dizzy or even nauseous during or after the class you may be dehydrated or mineral deficient. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water. You might also like to try some electrolytes for extra sodium and potassium that is lost via sweating.
Q: What health concerns do I need to look out for?
Always follow your doctor's orders and consult with your doctor if you are on any medications or have any known health issues. Pay attention to your body during class, and if necessary, consult your doctor when your symptoms change. Dizziness or nausea may occur during your class. If this happens, lay down and let the teacher know.