Bikram's Beginning Yoga class is a demanding series of 26 postures (asanas) and 2 breathing exercises (pranayamas), which are suitable for all ages and levels of ability. Each posture stretches and strengthens specific muscles, ligaments and joints needed for the next posture. The Bikram method also stimulates the organs, glands and nerves, moving fresh oxygenated blood to 100 percent of the body, restoring all systems to a healthy working order.
Yoga changes the construction of the body from the inside out, from bones to skin and from fingertips to toes. So before you change it, you have to heat it up to soften it, because a warm body is a flexible body. Then you can reshape the body any way you want.
Hatha Yoga flushes away the waste products, the toxins of all the glands and organs of your body. It provides a natural irrigation of the body through the circulatory system, with the help of the respiratory system. It brings nourishments to every cell of your body so that each one can perform its function and keep your body healthy. Bikram Yoga also employs heat to further that cleaning process: When you sweat, impurities are flushed out of the body through the skin.
"What sets this style of yoga apart from others is, of course, the heat. Warmed-up muscles make the body more apliable, enabling a deeper stretch."
New York Times
"You emerge from the best Bikram sessions feeling both powerful and serene."
The Village Voice
"Bikram's yoga represents one of the sharpest edges of a trend toward more active forms of yoga. "