(all level class / warm room / 90 min class – set to music)
Prepare For Your First Class
(*available for rent or purchase at studio)
Bikram Yoga is a challenging 26 asana (posture) series. Each pose is meant to be performed in the given order and done to the best of one’s ability. You will learn how the poses enhance the mind and how they relax, strengthen, reshape, and heal the body. Bikram Choudhury scientifically designed this 90 minute program to deliver total health through the balancing and strengthening of every system in the body in order to prevent illness, injury and the limiting effects of aging.
This series of postures begins by waking up the body and expanding the lungs through deep breath work that pumps fresh oxygen into the circulatory system. The next few poses work every muscle, ligament and joint in the fingers, arms, shoulders, neck and upper spine. Then the spine is stretched in four directions to realign hunched shoulders, tight chests, and backs. This is followed by balancing postures that combine skills of concentration, patience, determination and self-control. The series continues to work systematically through the body, leaving not one organ, bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon, blood vessel, nerve or gland unattended. When your honest, hard work is finished, 100% of the body is optimally functioning. This is called ENERGY!
To truly understand the magic of Bikram Yoga, you must experience the life-enhancing benefits for yourself. For more information go to www.bikramyoga.com.
Yin Yoga is a compliment to our active life-style. Years of movement of your body, working out at the gym or a dedicated yoga practice will make anyone healthier, stronger and more flexible but at some point the muscles will have reached their limit of flexibility. Working directly with Hips and Shoulders as well as other joint areas open up deep, dense and rarely touched areas in the back, hips and joints. Thus allowing an increased flow of energy and flexibility which will allow you to explore new depths in yoga poses, and a deeper range of motion. This deeply relaxing class also holds elements of meditative, healing practice, yet full of intensity and personal challenges, providing an opportunity to intensify your yoga by holding poses to allow for longer, deeper stretching.