Yoga for the People 26 & 2 Bikram Method


Bikram's Beginning Yoga is a series of twenty-six Hatha Yoga postures and two Pranayama breathing techniques designed to provide a challenging, invigorating, rejuvenating and effective yoga experience. During this 90-minute class, you will work every muscle, tendon, ligament, joint and internal organ in the entire body, giving you an incredible sense of well being.

Bikram is designed as a theraeputic yoga series, to help with recovery from injury and to get your body back to it's natural range of motion. 

"You’re never too old, never too bad, never too late and never too sick to start from the scratch once again."


standing poses

pranayama breathing

  • Mental relaxation
  • Detoxification
  • Works the nervous, respiratory and circulatory systems
  • Good for the lungs and cardiovascualar system
 

half moon

  • Helps lower back pain, constipation, obesity of stomach, bronchi distress, scoliotic, deformities, frozen shoulders
  • Works deltoid, trapezius, pectoralis major and hamstings
  • Exercise the colon, pancreas and kidney
 

awkward pose

  • Helps to open pelvic area, alleves joint pain and arthritis of the knees, strengthens lower limbs, relieves sciatica, improves flexibility in toes and ankles
  • Works quadriceps and deltoids
 

eagle

  • Strengthens lower extremities, joint mobility for hip girdle and all 14 major joints. By creating pressure in the joints and releasing allows fresh blood supply to flow in
  • Control of sexual energies, improves function of central nervous system
 

standing head to knee

  • Improves concentration, avoids sciatica by improving circulation and flexibility, reduces diabetes, strengthens back muscles and nerves
  • Works the muscular, skeletal, reproductive and digestive systems
  • Strength, flexibility and balance all in one
 

standing bow

  • Increases circulation to the heart and lungs
  • Improves elasticity of the spine by compressing the spine
  • Helps with lower back pain
  • Opens diaphram and lungs
 

balancing stick

  • Increases blood flow all over the body at the same time
  • Clears arteries
  • Builds strength in lower extremities
  • Works the pancreas, kidney and spleen
  • Works muscular, reproductive, nervous, and circulatory system
 

separate leg stretching

  • Helps for constipation, abdominal obesity and hyper-acidity
  • Increases circulation to the brain and adrenal glands
  • Good for small and large intestines
 

triangle

  • Good for kidneys
  • Helps chemical imbalances in the system
  • Helps colitis constipation, hip and back pain, spondilitis, general mobility and menstrual disorders
  • Cardiovascular benefits
  • Works circulatory, digestive, immune and reproductive systems
 

Standing Separated Leg Head to Knee

  • Helps abdominal obesity, diabetes, thyroid, blood and sugar balance, pancreas and kidneys
  • Works endocrine, reproductive, and digestive systems
  • Works obliques, iliosoas, quads and deltoids, trapezius, biceps and triceps
 

tree pose

  • Creates hip and knee mobility
  • Releases abdominal tension
  • Helps inflammation of the lower back

toe stand

  • Creates balance in the body and the mind
  • Strengthens stomach muscles
  • Helps with arthritis, knee problems and gout pain
  • Strengthens weak joints
 


floor series

savasana

 

wind removing pose

  • Works on the digestive system
  • Helps constipation, flatulence and hyper acidity
  • Massages ascending colon, descending and transverse colon
 
   

cobra pose

  • Works to compress and open up the lower spine
  • Each posture works a specific section of the spine
  • Creates spinal changes, helps lower back pain, scoliosis and cervical spondylosis
 

locust pose

  • Works to compress and open up the upper spine
  • Each posture works a specific section of the spine
  • Creates spinal changes, helps lower back pain, scoliosis and cervical spondylosis
 

full locust pose

  • Works to compress and open up the mid spine
  • Each posture works a specific section of the spine
  • Creates spinal changes, helps lower back pain, scoliosis and cervical spondylosis
 

bow pose

  • Works to compress and open up the total spine
  • Each posture works a specific section of the spine
  • Creates spinal changes, helps lower back pain, scoliosis and cervical spondylosis
 

fixed firm

  • Strengthens and improves flexibility of lower spine, knees and ankle joints
  • Helps to cure sciatica, gout and rheumatism in the legs
  • Helps varicose veins
  • Helps to cure and prevent hernia
 

half tortoise

  • Provides maximum relaxation
  • Balances your sleep wake cycles
  • Cures indigestion, constipation and flatulence
  • Stretches lower part of the lungs – good for emphysema and asthma
  • Helps diabetes
 

camel

  • Strengthens muscles in the back and shoulders
  • Produces maximum compression of the spine, stimulating the nervous system
  • Improves flexibility of the neck and spine
  • Relieves backache
  • Helps kypho-scolitic deformities
  • Opens up the front side of the body
 

rabbit

  • Stretches spine, maximum extension – opposite of Camel
  • Helps maintain mobility and elasticity of spine and back muscles
  • Nurtures the nervous system, brings blood to the brain, helps cure depression
  • Helps diabetes
  • Helps with colds, sinus problems, chronic tonsillitis, sore throats and strep throat
  • Good for thyroid, parathyroid and larynx
 

head to knee with stretching

  • Helps to balance blood sugar level, especially good for diabetes
  • Good for the immune system, stimulates the thymus
  • Improves kidney function
  • Increases circulation to the liver and the spleen, pancreas, thyroid, thymus and intestines
 

spine twisting

  • Only posture that twists the spine from top to bottom at the same time
  • Improves flexibility of spine and hip joints
  • Helps prevent slip discs
  • Increases circulation and nutrition to spinal nerves, veins and tissues
  • Helps sciatica
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps tennis elbow
 

Kapalbhati Breathing

  • Helps to rid body of toxins
  • Good for emphysema and other respiratory ailments
  • Stengthens, massages and increases circulation to the abdominal organs and muscles, including the diaphram
  • Good against high blood pressure and good for the heart
 

 

 

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