Bikram is one the fastest growing styles of hot yoga in the world. Bikram is a series of twenty six postured including two breathing techniques which are practiced in every class.
The advantage of using the same postures is that students know what to expect in every hot yoga class. Bikram is a challenging, hot, and aggressive yoga style developed by Bikram Choudhury. The founder believed that consistency is important to measure results.
The yoga studio is heated up to 105 degrees with an average humidity of sixty percent to encourage sweating and the release of impurities. Standing postures are done in the first part of the series. Backbends, forward bends, and twists complete the practice along with kapalabhati breath, the breath of fire. Each posture is usually performed twice and held for a certain length of time.
The Bikram yoga series was scientifically designed to warm, stretch and strengthen every muscle, ligament, tendon and joint, and promote the development of a strong, lean, more balanced body.