What To Expect In A Bikram Yoga Course
Article by Jennifer Wilson
If you ever get the chance to attend a Bikram Yoga class it is well worth the experience. You will see Yogis practicing the 26 Bikram yoga poses and people sweating profusely throughout the 90 minute course. In a typical class each posture will be repeated a second time to increase the stretch and build confidence among the practioners. The room is hot, this is one of the features of Bikram yoga, and is said to increase it’s effectiveness.
Each pose performed in class, or in a video series, will be done with the utmost care and concentration. This helps to increase focus and stretch the muscles as much as possible without overdoing it.
Firstly if you attend a Bikram yoga class or follow along from a video you will want to make sure you have a small towel handy to wipe the sweat off your face. Either using a special Bikram Yoga mat which has high friction or placing a towel on your regular mat is advised to stop you from slipping when doing the poses. The last thing you want to do is injure yourself during a class
A video can often be just as good as attending a Bikram yoga class. Through the video close ups are normally shown with each pose and from different angles so you can get a good idea how to do them yourself.
As Bikram Yoga is done in a room of about 40.5