Frequently Asked Questions
What is 'Bikram Yoga'?
The Bikram Method of Hatha Yoga is a series of twenty-six poses and two breathing exercises designed to provide a total body workout. By the end of this ninety minute class you will have worked every muscle, tendon, joint, ligament, internal organ and gland, while systematically moving fresh, oxygenated blood throughout your entire body.
Why the heated room?
The room is intentionally heated to warm your muscles and allow you to work deeper yet safer. The heat helps heal and prevent injuries. It also promotes sweating, which flushes toxins from the body.
What if I'm not flexible?
The program is designed to accommodate the needs of anyone who wishes to increase strength, flexibility, balance, concentration and muscle tone. Unlike other sports, the Bikram program will provide you with a sense of relaxation and physical and mental stress release regardless of your ability. The teachers are trained to help you maintain a correct posture. Regardless of your physical limitations everyone can enjoy the same benefits of health and well being!
As a rule of thumb, expect to regain 1 year of flexibility for each month of regular attendance.