Bikram Yoga originated from India. It is named after Bikram Chodhury who started yoga at 4 year’s old. He learned from Bishnu Ghosh before designing his own. Bikram synthesized the traditional Hatha Yoga techniques into Bikram Yoga which has been around since the 1970s.
Bikram Yoga involves breathing exercises and 26 postures and is one of the yoga techniques best practiced under heated conditions. It has been reported that to practice Bikram Yoga, the environment should be about 38 to 40 degrees Celsius with a 40% humidity.
26 Postures and 2 Breathing Exercises
In Malaysia, Bikram Yoga is available at the Bikram Original Hot Yoga centre. This practice has been scientifically proven to be very beneficially where the 90 minute sessions involve practicing the 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. Your body will then get the maximum effects of this practice which is often evident after a few sessions.
When done in the right room temperature, it elevates the body’s rejuvenation and meditation. Through Bikram Yoga, you will help to stimulate the heart to pump more oxygen to all part of the body. As with any form of yoga, it will help in weight loss and in toning of your body muscles.
Besides that, Bikram Yoga helps to tone your muscles and aids in increasing the flexibility of your body. It has been reported that it Bikram Yoga can help to improve your sleep and resting cycles as well. When your body enjoys such an experience, it functions better and could even have anti-aging effects.