Bikram Yoga Simplified
Article by Lesley Lyon
Bikram yoga otherwise known as hot yoga is a style of yoga practiced and developed by Bikram Choudhury, who is the disciple of Bishnu Ghosh, brother of Paramahansa Yogananda. The hot yoga or Bikram yoga classes are held in a hot humid room of 105 degree Fahrenheit with a humidity of forty percent. The classes are conducted and guided by a particular dialogue and includes 26 postures and two breathing exercises. The approximate duration for the class is 90 minutes.
The Bikram’s yoga college of India is in Los Angeles. Since Bikram yoga is a series of yoga poses that are practiced in a hot atmosphere, it induces profuse sweating, thus getting the body rid of toxins, thereby making the body warm and more flexible. Since the studio is heated, the students are able to stretch deeper, be free from injury, relieve stress and tension and detoxify the body.
Bikram Choudhury has succeeded in designing the yoga poses in such a way that it stimulates and restores health to every muscle, joint and organ in the body. But, Bikram Choudhury has claimed copyright and trade mark protection to his method of yoga practice, which has stirred a controversy. Bikram has claimed copyright mainly to the sequence of asana in his Bikram