Bikram Hot Yoga for beginners
Our studio boasts a perfect space to offer Bikram Hot Yoga. We seamlessly replicate the environment initially popularized by, Bikram Choudhury.
Our hot room will be heated to 40° C in a 40% humidity environment to duplicate the conditions in India, where this system of hot yoga was developed and popularized in the ’70s.
Bikram popularized the sequence of poses such that every class works through a fixed sequence of 26 postures, with the first and last being breathing exercises.
We offer a 90-minute class and a 60-minute express class. In the 90-minute class, you will perform each of the 26 postures twice, whereas, in the 60-minute express class, you will only perform 5 of the 26 postures twice.
If you are preparing for your first time with us (or ever), or if you’ve been before but want to ensure you are best prepared, this next part is crucial!
(Additionally, if this is your first class with us, please make sure that you have pre-registered online)
No matter how long you have been coming, you should always listen to your body, and if that means taking a break and resting or sipping some water, allow yourself to do so. For beginners, challenge yourself. Try to stay in the room the entire class, that in and of itself is an accomplishment.
When first practicing Bikram Yoga, it’s best to stand in the back of the room so you can follow along and watch others. This is more imperative than usual because, in this practice, the instructor doesn’t do the postures, rather they speak you through the class mindfully.
They will keep you engaged to optimize your experience by directing you through each posture with a flow and encouragement.
If at any time you feel unwell, please take a knee, or lay down on your mat. It is encouraged that you stay in the room, this will help you alcemize to the heat. If do not need to leave at all, we ask that you do this between postures to keep disruption to a minimum. When returning to the room, we also kindly ask that you enter between postures.
If in general good health, you should have nothing to worry about, but for your own wellbeing, double check, and if you relate to any of these, consider speaking with a doctor before attending:
Yoga is an individual journey done in the presence of like minded people. Everybody in that room with you has at least one thing in common. They’ve chosen to pursue a healthier lifestyle.
All of us seek happiness, and whether your goals differ, you’re all in this together. Some are looking to look and feel their best, or alleviate stress, or improve their flexibility, or any of the other countless health benefits achievable.
Remember, you’re doing this for you!