Bikram Yoga is a style of yoga that consists of a sequence of 26 postures and two breathing exercises. It was developed by Bikram Choudhury in the 1970s and is practiced in a heated room, typically at a temperature of 95-108°F (35-42°C) with a humidity level of 40%.
The sequence of postures in Bikram Yoga is designed to work the entire body, including muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and internal organs. The 90-minute class is structured to provide a full-body workout and to promote cardiovascular health, flexibility, strength, balance, and detoxification.
The 26 postures in Bikram Yoga are performed in a specific order and are designed to be practiced in a heated room to help the body warm up and stretch more easily. The first half of the class consists of standing postures, while the second half consists of seated postures and inversions.
The two breathing exercises, called Pranayama and Kapalbhati, are performed between the postures and are designed to promote deep breathing and relaxation.
Bikram Yoga is often practiced by people who are looking for a challenging workout that combines physical, mental, and spiritual benefits. However, due to the high temperature and intensity of the practice, it may not be suitable for everyone, particularly those with certain health conditions.