Bikram Yoga Poses Is Hot Yoga

The structured form of classical yoga is called as Bikram. It has been named after its originator, Bikram Choudhury. It is made up of two breathing pramayana exercises and 26 Bikram yoga poses. The goal of this disciple of yoga is to systematically oxygenate the whole body while promoting health, and improving the strength, tone and flexibility of muscles.

Another way to refer to Bikram yoga is hot yoga because the Bikram yoga poses are literally done in a Bikram studio of about 105OF temperature and quite high humidity. In comparison to other yoga, like Hatha yoga, it entails more strenuous yoga poses. There is a strict sequencing of the well-defined 26 Bikram poses while doing the pranayama breathing techniques.

The first set of 13 Bikram yoga poses in order are the following:

1. Standing Deep Breathing Pranayama

2. Half Moon Pose or Ardha or Chandrasana;

3. Hands to Feet Pada or Hasthasana;

4. Awkward Pose or Utkatasana ;

5. Eagle Pose or Garurasana supplies fresh blood to the reproductive

6. Standing Head to Knee or Dandayamana-Janushirasana

7. Standing Bow Pose or Dandayamana-Dhanurasana;

8. Balancing Stick or Tuladandasana;

9. Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose or Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada Paschimotthanasana;

10. Triangle Pose or Trikanasana;

11. Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose or Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Janushirasana;

12 Tree Pose or Tadasana improves postures and balance;

13. Toe Stand or Padangustasana

The second 13 of the 26 Bikram yoga poses are as follows:

14. Dead Body Pose or Savasana;

15. Wind-Removing Pose or Pavanamuktasana;

16. Cobra Pose or Bhujangasana;

17. Locust pose or Salabhasana;

18. Full Locust Pose or Poorna-Salabhasana;

19. Bow Pose or Dhanurasana;

20. Fixed Firm Pose or Supta-Vajrasana;

21. Camel Pose or Ustrasana;

22. Half Tortoise Pose or Ardha-Kurmasana;

23. Rabbit Pose or Sasangasana;

24. Head to Knee Pose and Stretching Pose or Janushirasana and Paschimotthanasana;

25. Spine-Twisting Pose or Ardha-Matsyendrasana; and

26. Blowing in Firm Pose or Kapalbhati in Vajrasana;

Despite the numerous benefits of Bikram yoga poses, it is too strenuous. So, it may not be good or advisable for children, pregnant women and for those who are heat sensitive to get into it. This is the reason is not suggested to for those who are heat sensitive children and pregnant women.

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