Bikram’s Beginning Yoga class is a 26 asana series designed to scientifically warm and stretch muscles, ligaments and tendons, in the order in which they should be stretched.
This 26 posture sequence systematically moves fresh oxygenated blood to one hundred percent of your body, to each organ and fiber, working to restore all systems to naturally, healthy working order and state. As a result of this proper weight, muscle tone, vibrant good health and a sense of well being will automatically follow.
How quickly you progress will depend entirely on you, upon your natural ability to a small extent, but mostly upon the time and effort you give to the Yoga. It will have very little to do with how ‘perfectly’ you can do the poses, but just that you are trying with the proper form, to the best of your ability.
Few of us ever do the poses ‘perfectly’. Instead, it will have to do with how well you understand what you are trying to accomplish in each pose, how to try to accomplish your goal, and how supple your muscles and joints have become in comparison to the point at which you began. In Yoga there is no standard of comparison except your self. To be ‘perfect’ in Yoga is simply to do the best that you can do.
Bikram teaches you not only the ideal pose – how you will eventually be able to do it – but also the reality – telling you what problems you will have as you try to do the pose, what clues will help you make rapid progress, and where you might be tempted to ‘cheat’, thus depriving yourself of the benefit of doing the pose properly.
Your time spent in Bikram’s 90 minute hot yoga class is designed to enhance mind and body. Relax, strengthen, reshape, and heal completely. Inside out, bones to skin, nothing is left untouched.