Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga is named after its founder - Bikram Choudhury, who studied Yoga with Bishnu Ghosh, brother of Paramahansa Yogananda. Bikram Choudhury's Yoga is practiced in a room with a temperature of up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, thus you should be prepared to sweat a lot. Bikram Yoga enthusiasts crank the thermostat to high temperature then perform a series of 26 asanas. Each posture is usually performed twice and held for a certain period of time. Their Yoga Sessions start from Standing Postures, then the Backbends, Forward Bends, and Twists. The poses are accompanied by Kapalabhati Breath or the "breath of fire".

Bikram Yoga is designed to "scientifically" warm and stretch muscles, ligaments and tendons in the order in which they should be stretched. Practicing this style of Yoga promotes the cleansing of the body, release of toxins and utmost flexibility. Bikram Yoga may be practiced by people who are already in good shape, and even those who suffer from any certain chronic ailments. However, you should ask for your physician's advice before getting involve in any exercise activity.