Each Bikram Yoga class is 60 or 90 minutes and includes the 26 Bikram poses. During a class, you will perform all 26 poses twice. By the end of the class, your body will have cleansed itself of many impurities and all of your organs will be massaged and functioning in peak condition. Bikram Yoga is done for general health and healing and has both emotional and physical benefits. By increasing the flow of endorphins, Bikram Yoga counters the effects of stress and creates a feeling of well-being.
This method of yoga is designed to work every joint, muscle, and tendon in your body, leaving you more limber and focused than before. It also can help you get fit quicker than many other types of exercise, thanks to the cleansing effects of the heat. Bikram Yoga is also known to be more than a physical exercise and is considered a healing modality, for both body and mind. People who regularly practice Bikram Yoga feel more vigorous and look younger and leaner than others their age.
BIKRAM YOGA POSTURES
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No matter what your level of fitness, you will find Bikram yoga very challenging. Each posture combines flexibility, strength and balance to work your whole body from your bones to your skin. With presistence, patience and dedication, you can lose inches and develop muscle tone and strength that might never come from other forms of exercise.
There are unlimited benefits to Bikram yoga. It reduces stress, increases blood circulation and improves strength and flexibility. A regular practice (at least three times a week) can reduce the symptoms of many chronic diseases (i.e. arthritis, diabetes and thyroid disorders). It also promotes relaxation.
Women should wear shorts or thin cotton leggings and leotard, jog bra or halter top. Men should wear shorts or bathing trunks. Since the room is heated, you will want to wear something that you feel comfortable sweating in.
Since you will be sweating during class, be sure to drink plenty of water before, during and after class. Including electrolytes in your hydration routine such as coconut water, watermelon juice or electrolyte supplements will make for a great class!
We recommend that student remove any makeup and/or lotions before class. Many of the postures require students to grip their feet or legs, which can prove difficult when there is lotion on the body.
When class concludes you will be lying in Savasana on your back. Typically, a new student’s first reaction is to get get up and leave the room as soon as the instructor has finished. But hold on. Savasana is when your body gets to recuperate and recover. The longer you stay in savasana, the more your heart rate and breath returns to normal. It also helps to relieve stress and strain both mentally and physically and has incredible healing powers.
Our instructors say the "Namaste" at the end of class and the students will repeat it back to affirm and acknowledge the phrase as a mutual respect between both parties. Namaste is an ancient sanskrit word that essentially means, "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. A place of truth, light, love, and integrity. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me...together we are ONE.
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How do we sum up all the gifts we've enjoyed in only a few sentences?
Bikram Yoga helps me completely controls my asthma on a daily basis, mostly without medication! (Something I've not been able to do before--huge win!)
No more arthritis in my hands!
I thought I would need knee surgery in my right knee; don't even think about it anymore!
I am a produce manager at the Target in Orem--a very physical job! The 20-year-old boys tell me I do the work of 10 men. I attribute that to the energy I get from yoga.
After 30 years of marriage, who can say that they spend 90 minutes three times a week getting hot and sweaty with their spouse--and enjoy it! Bikram Yoga has been a blessing in our marriage and strengthened our friendship. We love BYBC and the entire staff!
I am thankful for the many health benefits that come from Bikram Yoga: posture, flexibility,circulation, balance, and strength. I am also very grateful for the palace and for Joanne's tremendous contributions and personal example.
Real Men Do Yoga
Although the yoga world seems to be dominated by women, Bikram Yoga at Brick Canvas studio owner and manager Joanne Dehlin says the practice is perfect for men as well. "Yoga is ideal for men," explains Joanne. "It's physical yet healing. It's the same routine, so they can gauge their progress. It increases flexibility while building muscle and healing old injuries. I'm impressed with the variety of ages, fitness levels, and professions of men doing yoga at Brick Canvas. These are real men doing yoga on a regular basis and experiencing the benefits for themselves." continue reading...
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The GIFTS of Bikram Yoga at Brick Cavnas
Thanks to our many yogis who shared the gifts they've enjoyed from Bikram Yoga.