Bikram Yoga Guide

Bikram Yoga: Beginning Class by Bikram Choudhury

bikram yogaThe book gives you nearly 200 photographs illustrating Bikhram yoga poses. Every Bikram yoga posture / asana is accompanied by very explicit directions on how to do it the right way. 

Bikram yoga has a mission to heal America through yogic exercises. Birkham yoga claims that faithfully doing these yoga routines, which consists of 26 hatha yoga asanas (postures) set down by Patanjali over 4,000 years ago, can fix everything from chronic diseases (like heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis) to obesity and depression.

If you find you can't quite twist your leg around your head or touch your nose to your knee, the Bikram yoga class will show you how to modify poses so can resemble a pretzel. 

Even intermediate students will find the Bikram yoga routine, which requires about an hour to complete, challenging. Need encouragement? Birkham yoga contains suggestions for maintaining proper yogi practices, a section on the medical benefits of yogic exercise, notes from Bikram yoga students, and a good dose of humor and philosophy.

If you can't get to one of the 100 Bikhram yoga centers and want to give his style of "hot yoga" a try, open up this book and let the expert work his magic on your body, mind, and spirit.

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