Bikram Choudhury developed a scientifically designed series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises, working each system in the body through contraction and extension. The postures address every bodily system including the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, immune k, endocrine, lymphatic, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. It stretches and strengthens every muscle, ligament and joint in the body. The postures work synergistically and cumulatively to warm up the muscles and joints for the next posture-working the organs, glands, and nervous system in a systematic way. Thus, returning the body into balance.

The 90-minute classes burn between 450 and 600 calories and is designed to exercise every muscle and joint in the body. Classes are mixed-level and welcome beginners.