Bikram Yoga Classes in San Diego
Although the terms “hot yoga” and “Bikram yoga” are often used interchangeably, they are not quite the same thing. Popularized by Bikram Choudhury in California during the 1970s, Bikram Yoga has been dubbed “The Original Hot Yoga” and is a set series of 26 yoga postures, including two pranayama exercises (breathing exercises), that are performed two times during a 90-minute class.
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The sequence of postures is to be practiced in the same order each time; this is not by accident. When you are familiar with a routine and know which pose is coming next, you are better able to focus on your inner mindset as opposed to the outer environment. This enhances your focus, concentration, and mental clarity during the 90-minute session. The temperature of the room for this type of yoga is usually heated to between 95 and 105 degrees fahrenheit, setting the stage for an intensely satisfying workout that improves heart and muscle health and invigorates the circulatory system. The heated environment softens muscles and prepares your body for dynamic movement while increasing your body’s ability to sweat and cleanse itself from toxin build-up.
Available in our San Diego yoga studios, Bikram Yoga is designed to work every part of your body every single time, from muscles to ligaments and tendons to your veins and organs. Many dedicated yogis describe Bikram yoga as a path toward self-realization and efficacy, and find the systematic repetition of poses not only soothing and familiar, but also conducive to focusing on inner strength. Instructors do not necessarily demonstrate the moves, as they would in other types of yoga; instead, they will talk you through the flow as part of a “moving meditation.” Instructors are required to undergo specific training for Bikram Yoga to do this perfectly.
The list of benefits of Bikram yoga is impressive, and includes things like:
- Stress relief
- Improved glucose tolerance
- Tone, stretch, and build muscle
- Detoxification of the body
- Relieve chronic pain like knee injuries, arthritis, and joint aches
- Improved blood lipid profiles
- Increased bone density
- Boosts heart health
If Bikram yoga sounds like something you’ be interested in, experts advise that you complete at least two 90-minute classes before judging if it’s right for you. Many yogis find that it becomes their favorite path to wellness, and you might just become one of them! Sign up for three free classes at the best yoga studio at one of our San Diego locations today!
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