Where to Get Help With Bikram Yoga Postures

Posted on March 20th, 2010 by admin in beginners yoga poses | No Comments »

There is a lot to learn when you first start learning yoga, from breathing to body placement, even the names of the yoga positions you are attempting can be confusing, but once you really get into it, those names will be second nature to you. Despite the initial confusing stage, practicing yoga regularly will help you build a stronger, leaner body.

You Don’t Have to be an Expert

Yoga poses are great because anyone from kids to pregnant women to people in physical therapy can perform them. Performing some Bikram yoga postures can even improve recovery times. The Rabbit Pose is a popular yoga position among beginners. It helps alleviate back and neck pain as well as headaches.

The Birds Wing yoga pose is also good for beginners, but even intermediate and advanced students perform this yoga posture. As your skills improve, you’ll move on to poses like the Happy Baby, the Standing Yoga Mudra, and the Cobra pushup among many others.

One thing that you can be sure of and that is the various Bikram yoga postures will teach to you a number of things including being able to reduce and also handle stress, realize what life is all about and brings you close to your inner self and feelings and keeps the body in good balance as well. But, you need to keep things in perspective. You aren’t going to see the full range of benefits the instant you start performing yoga positions. You will see them develop over time.

Even though performing Bikram yoga postures is not a high impact exercise, it does work your body pretty hard. You have to be careful not to push yourself to hard and cause injury.

The yoga poses you’ll be doing to start will be a far cry from the intricate poses you may see on television, bu there are a few things you need to keep in mind as you perform yoga poses including your own capabilities, making sure you are comfortable in the poses you are holding, and not pushing yourself so far that you become injured.

Your best course of action may be to seek the help of a yoga instructor before trying to learn the Bikram yoga postures on your own. A good instructor will be able to evaluate your skill level and suggest yoga positions that are right for you.

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Benefits Of Bikram Yoga Poses

Posted on February 19th, 2010 by admin in beginners yoga poses | No Comments »

Bikram yoga is a type of yoga that is performed using a number of specific poses in a room heated to ninety to one hundred degrees Fahrenheit. This form of Yoga is named after its founder, Bikram Choudury, an Indian who spent some time studying with the brother of Paramahansa Yogananda, named Bishnu Ghosh.


This form of yoga, like other types, is designed to unify the mind, body and spirit, as well as to increase levels of flexibility and strength throughout the body. This is a form of exercise that has become more and more popular over the years, with many attracted to the benefits it can bring not only to our muscles, but the nervous, lymphatic, and endocrine systems.


With Bikram Yoga a series of twenty six poses is used, and these are performed in a suitably heated room using the temperatures specified above. Within this school, each of the twenty six poses is performed twice, and held for a specified time period. Amongst the Bikram yoga poses used are standing poses, back bends, forward bends, and twists.


The reason for the room being heated is because these levels of heat have been shown to improve the ability to go safely into the asanas, making the whole experience more comfortable and manageable. Bikram yoga poses can be challenging for some people, but the heat increases flexibility and makes practising these poses and holding them as required easier. People can reach a deeper level of physical practice more quickly.


These levels of heat also increase sweating, and will help you to expel toxins from the body. They also help reduce the risk of injury during practice. The actual Bikram yoga poses themselves are designed to strengthen and stretch both the muscles and the joints, as well as ligaments. It’s a style of yoga that is really geared towards providing physical health benefits.


Practising these asanas in the Bikram style can help to increase blood circulation and reduce stress levels, as well as develop muscle tone. Because the standing poses flow together, Bikram practitioners get something of a cardiovascular workout as well, which can help with weight loss.


According to reports, this type of yoga can benefit all sorts of people, including those with illnesses and diseases such as thyroid problems, arthritis, and diabetes. They may even find that regular sessions of Bikram yoga help ease their symptoms.


When Choudury was developing his style of yoga, he actually worked with scientists at Tokyo University to establish how different asanas stimulate the glands in the body. They also examined the effect of one pose moving into the next, which is why the order of the poses is considered important in this yoga. Bikram yoga has also been adapted to a practice suitable for pregnant women.


Overall, this is a physically active style of yoga that can be challenging, yet is suitable for people from beginner to experienced. The only caveat is whether you can stand the heat!

Learn more about Bikram yoga and weight loss here. Rebecca writes on the types of yoga here.

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Yoga

Posted on November 25th, 2009 by admin in beginners yoga | 25 Comments »

http://www.MyYogaOnline.com The emphasis in this hatha class is on asanas involving twisting postures and movements. Twists release tension in the spine and increase shoulder and hip mobility, thus help to create structural balance. Twists stretch and open back muscles, and in this way are great for relieving backaches. Twists rejuvenate and revitalize internal organs and glands, keeping these important systems of the body healthy and balanced. Yoga Postures include: Navasana , Sukhasana.

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Beginner Hatha Yoga Class

Posted on November 14th, 2009 by admin in beginners yoga poses | 17 Comments »

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Learn some of the beginning hatha yoga postures that will begin to build your foundation towards a deeper practice. Proper alignment, corrections, and body awareness, plus modifications of each pose will be shown to address common difficulties in performing yoga poses. This yoga class is an excellent foundation to creating a strong practice for a beginner yogi, or to develop greater understanding of various poses for a more experienced practitioner. Yoga postures include: Child’s Pose , Easy Pose

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YOGA FOR BEGINNERS pt 2

Posted on September 8th, 2009 by admin in beginners yoga | 25 Comments »

Esther shows you a next step for all of you who just started or for everybody really.

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Posted on August 25th, 2009 by admin in yoga pilates | 4 Comments »

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My Yoga Online offers a large selection of On Demand Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, and Health and Wellness videos broadcast directly over the internet.

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Pilates Class

Posted on August 18th, 2009 by admin in yoga pilates | 25 Comments »

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This level two Pilates class flows though a series of more advanced Pilates exercises to create long, lean muscle tone, correct alignment, improve posture, and to cultivate the perfect balance between strength and flexibility. Build strength from the inside out with this Pilates video.

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YOGA FOR BEGINNERS Pt 1

Posted on July 29th, 2009 by admin in beginners yoga | 25 Comments »

Due to many requests, here ‘s a sequence for everybody to start your YOGA

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