Bikram yoga poses

Keywords: bikram yoga poses
Description: 26 Poses of Bikram Yoga with Images and Instructions. Also known as Hot Yoga.

A lot has been said about the 26 poses of Bikram Yoga and from the reports found all over the Internet. Bikram Yoga is not a special branch of yoga. Rather it is a set of twenty-six specific postures or asanas which need to be performed in a certain sequence in an environment that is pre-heated to 100-Fahrenheit degrees.

The whole exercise takes about 90 minutes and it has to be done every day – in return Bikram yoga claims it would keep you as healthy as it comes. The Bikram Yoga is special in the fact that it is copyrighted to Bikram Choudhury, a person who has been giving yoga classes since he was 20 years old.

Bikram wrote a book on the way he thought that yoga could be used for maximum benefit - "Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class" for which he obtained copyright in 1979. Ever since, he had demanded that anyone who taught his style of yoga should apply for a license from him – as Bikram Yoga had become copyrighted style of yoga. In 2002 a court in USA granted him this right and ever since Bikram Yoga has been a style or method of yoga that intellectually belonged to Bikram.

There are plenty of ways in which you could learn about Bikram Yoga postures. You could use the book, the video cassette or DVD and self tutor yourself with the help of the material you buy. However, the best is to learn it in a Bikram Yoga (licensed) center as you would be guided carefully into mastering the whole set of 26 postures.

Bikram claims that he had chosen these 26 postures in such a manner that the person who practices them would be able to exercise each and every muscle, tendon, organ and even bone and skin once he/ she completes the whole set. The postures should always be performed in the sequence given; it is important that the sequence be maintained as this too has been chosen to optimize the impact it has on the body as well as gradually increase the capacity of the body to perform. The sequence of the 26 postures of Bikram Yoga is as follows:
  • 1.) Pranayama Series (Standing Deep Breathing Pose)
  • 2.) Ardha-Chandrasana and Pada-Hastasana (Half Moon Pose and hands to Feet)
  • 3.) Utkatasana (Awkward Pose)
  • 4.) Garurasana (Eagle Pose)
  • 5.) Dandayamana-Janushirasana (Standing Head to Knee Pose)
  • 6.) Dandayamana-Dhanurasana (Standing Bow Pulling Pose)
  • 7.) Tuladandasana (Balancing Stick Pose)
  • 8.) Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Paschimotthanasana (Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose)
  • 9.) Trikanasana (Triangle Pose)
  • 10.) Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Janushirasana (Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose )
  • 11.) Tadasana (Tree Pose)
  • 12.) Padangustasana (Toe Stand Pose)
  • 13.) Savasana (Dead Body Pose)
  • 14.) Pavanamuktasana (Wind Removing Pose)
  • 15.) Sit-up
  • 16.) Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
  • 17.) Salabhasana (Locust Pose)
  • 18.) Poorna-Salabhasana (Full Locust Pose)
  • 19.) Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
  • 20.) Supta-Vajrasana (Fixed Firm Pose)
  • 21.) Ardha-Kurmasana (Half Tortoise Pose)
  • 22.) Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
  • 23.) Sasangasana (Rabbit Pose)
  • 24.) Janushirasana with Paschimotthanasana (Head to Knee Pose)
  • 25.) Ardha-Matsyendrasana (Spine Twisting Pose)
  • 26.) Khapalbhati (Blowing in Firm Pose)
From the above, the 1st to 12th pose are done standing and are known collectively as 'Standing Poses'. The other poses are done lying on the floor or by sitting up. Let us look at some of the important poses in more detail:

This is the Standing Deep Breathing posture which helps warm up the body before the whole set of yoga postures are practiced

Photogallery Bikram yoga poses:

Hot Yoga: Top Styles, Benefits, and Your First Steps  Lots of Yoga

Bikram yoga poses poster | Workouts / Fitness | Pinterest

Free Printable Chart - 26 Pose of Bikram Yoga | Bikram Yoga Poses

Postures | Bikram Yoga Chadds Ford

Bikram Yoga Sacramento: Bikram Yoga Poses

Hot Yoga Hatha Poses | Yoga Blog

Bikram Yoga Sacramento: Bikram Yoga Poses

30 consecutive days of Hot Bikram Yoga....Can you learn to LOVE ...

Twilight bites Y7: Hindus experiencing God

Back Pain From Bikram Yoga | Yoga Blog

Videos Of Yoga Exercises For Beginners | Yoga Blog

Yoga Asanas Video For Weight Loss | Yoga Blog

More About Hot Yoga

One Week! :: My Bikram Yoga Life

Fitness | Hot Yoga of Mill Creek's Blog

Get Detailed Guide of 26 Bikram yoga Poses & Benefits

Sixth lawsuit alleging rape  this one by a Canadian  against ...

yoga_students_practice_the_ ...