What is Bikram Method Hatha Yoga?

A sequence of 26 Hatha Yoga postures and 2 breathing exercises (26 & 2) in a heated room.

Designed to work the entire body using heat to stretch deeper, prevent injury, and flush unwanted toxins.

Suitable for all levels regardless of flexibility, injury, and age.

History

Traditional yoga method developed in Calcutta, India in the 1950s by Bishnu Ghosh.

Bishnu believed that physical health and human energy centers around the body’s greatest nerve mass, the spine. This is at the heart of the Bikram series.

Bikram Choudhury, who studied under Bishnu, refined the practice in the early 1970s.

Still practiced today at the Ghosh College of India, and in yoga studios around the world.

Benefits

Increases spine strength and mobility.

Emphasizes stillness between and during postures to promote strength and awareness.

Therapeutic exercises that address every system in the body, including muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves, and glands.

Teaches your body how to handle stress with mindful movement.

“My practice has given me almost complete relief from my chronic back pain.”   -Nikki S.