These 26 postures systematically work every part of the body, to give all the internal organs, all the veins, all the ligaments, and all the muscles everything they need to maintain optimum health and maximum function.
Each component takes care of something different in the body, and yet they all work together synergistically, contributing to the success of every other one, and extending its benefits.
Bikram Yoga has 26 postures that provide the student with working a particular part of the body to prepare for the next posture which will move to the next part of the body systematically working through your whole body.
The 26 postures are done in two sets each posture, the first set giving you the opportunity to map your body for that day and the second set giving you the opportunity to go to your full expression of that posture.
The first breathing exercise starts to open your lungs and respiratory system and the second breathing exercise ends the class with a breathing exercise to work your internal digestive organs and your abdominal muscles.
Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class is a twenty-six asana series designed to scientifically warm and stretch muscles, ligaments and tendons, in the order in which your whole body should be stretched, which gives you the maximum benefit each class.
Some benefits of Bikram yoga include removing toxins from your body by having the room heated between 95-105 degrees Farenheit, which gives Bikram yoga the name hot yoga. The heated room is great for loosening muscles to improve on the 26 postures of Bikram yoga. One can use Bikram yoga as part of a successful weight loss program and encouraging healthier habits.
All Bikram Yoga posture photographs of Debora Fahmy were taken by Irma Rubatto.