Bikram Yoga

Bikram Posture #19 – Bow

It looks difficult and even painful, but the Bow Pose is actually one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating of all the Bikram Yoga postures. Also known as Dhanurasana, the Bow Pose puts focus on the core both front and back for a deeply stretching, toning, and strengthening posture. No matter what kind of athletic or hobby sport you may

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Bikram Posture #18 – Full Locust

Full Locust (Poorna Salabhasana) continues to strengthen and improve the flexibility of the spine. It is a demanding postureand can seem difficult to improve, but regular practice and patience over-comes even this challenge. Just like the Wright Brothers with the first flight, how high can you go? Benefits: Firms abdomen, upper arms, hips and thighs Increases spinal strength and flexibility

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Bikram Posture #17 – Locust

If you’ve ever seen a locus hover above a flower or land on a branch, you have an idea of what inspired this dramatic and deeply invigorating asana. The Locust Pose, also known asSalabhasana, puts focus and energy in the back and along the spine while also engaging the deep core muscles for strengthening, healing, stretching, and rejuvenation. Because the

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Bikram Posture #16 – Cobra

Cobra Pose (otherwise known as Bhujangasana) is the first posture in the spine strengthening series. Cobra Pose increases flexibility and strengthens the back, providing many benefits including balance to the abdominal wall. Benefits of Cobra: Improves concentration and determination Massages and tones the back muscles as well as strengthening the deltoids, trapezius and triceps muscles Increases overall spinal strength and

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Bikram Posture #15 – Sit Up

The perfect Sit Up is a stretching pose. It’sdone in one smooth movement and is good for the abs and increases the flexibility of the spine. Hints & Tips: Raise your arms over your head, simultaneously inhaling and sit up while keeping your legs straight and your heels on the floor. Use the force of throwing your arms towards your

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Bikram Posture #13 – Savasana

Bikram posture Savasana is of paramount importance to the Bikram yoga series and any yoga practice. It is a deceptively difficultposture despite its physical simplicity. The posture is a shift from doing to being and presents the mind with adrastically different set of challenges whilst enabling the body to return to a normal state. Benefits of Savasana: Returns cardiovascular circulation

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Bikram Posture #12 – Toe Stand

Toe Stand (also known as Padangustasana) is a stunning posture, both in how it looks and its physical and mental involvement. The power of patience is key to getting into the posture and developing within it. Some of the benefits of toe stand: Traditionally seen to help cure gout and rheumatism Strengthens the stomach muscle Strengthens joints Helps to relieve

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Bikram Posture #11 – Tree Pose

The next Bikram Yoga posture we’re looking at in more detail isTree Pose or otherwise known as Tadasana. Tree Pose is a non-strenuous musculoskeletal balancing pose that helps improves posture and balance and increases the flexibility of the ankles, knees and hip joints. At the same time it strengthens the internal oblique muscles and can help prevent hernias. This posture

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