About Oh my Bikram
OhMyBikram is a labour of love for editor and founder, Barbora Simek. Born out of the desire to inspire the yoga community and provide a forum for the exchange of stories, information and knowledge, OMB is a place for everyone who practices Bikram Yoga wether it is your first class or your thousandth.
OMB’s content is rounded off by the contributors who generously donate their time and words to these pages. If you’d like to contribute, just send us an email, we always love the extra help.
Tagged: , About Oh my Bikram http://ombyoga.com/ OhMyBikram is a labour of love for editor and founder , Barbora Simek. Born out of the desire to inspire the yoga community and provide a forum for the exchange of stories , information and knowledge , OMB is a place for everyone who practices Bikram Yoga wether it is your first class or your thousandth. OMB’s content is rounded off by the contributors who generously donate their time and words to these pages. If you’d like to contribute , just send us an email , we always love the extra help. , Dr Divi Chandna explains why Bikram Yoga is the ultimate way to achieve overall health in body and mind. It is slow medicine, but it is the best medicine. Bikram yoga is the single best form of yoga for the achievement and maintenance of perfect health , a perfect body , and a sharp mind The Bikram method is an intelligently designed sequence of 26 postures (asanas) lasting 90 minutes. Bikram Yoga is practiced in a hot room. The increased room temperature aids in warming muscles and increasing the extensibility of body t , which allows deeper stretching , and may help to prevent injuries. Toxins are released through the breath and through the skin by sweating. The end result is an unparalleled feeling of mental and physical well-being and relaxation. Bikram Yoga is the best way to lose weight and get in s , especially beginners. Bikram Yoga… Why does it work? Bikram yoga works 100% of the entire body from the inside out. The series of stretches and compressions exercise your muscles , joints , ligaments , tendons , organs , nerves and glands. Upon release of a posture , fresh oxygenated blood travels through and rejuvenates the vessels and tissues that were being compressed. Bikram Yoga is an effective lifestyle component for losing weight and increasing overall health and well-being. Bikram Yoga is also effective to a , 000 calories per class , depending your work-rate. Bikram Yoga has been taught for nearly 4 decades. Why? … because IT WORKS and it is EFFECTIVE. Regular practice will strengthen your spinal and core muscles , and will help alleviate health ailments by providing relief and control over symptoms (eg pain). Bikram Yoga brings your body back to square one – the way our bodies were meant to be , in a safe process of restoration and rejuvenation. Bikram Yoga is an excellent cardiovascular workout without high impact and stress on joints , making it accessible for everyone and every body. Bikram’s Yoga is a series of 26 beginner’s postures performed in sequence in a heated room for 90 minutes. Bikram’s Yoga is suitable for all ages and levels of ability. Each posture stretches , strengthens , and prepares the body to work every muscle , organ , gland , and cell in the perfect order. The result is 100% exercise! Bikram scientifically designed the series to bring your body back to a healthy working order , to promote weight loss , prevent illness , and limit the effects of aging. In addition , the series of postures combine skills of concentration , patience , determination and self-control , which lead to increased mental clarity and reduced stress. Bikram’s Yoga is done in a heated room to warm your muscles , prevent injury , and cleanse the body by flushing out all toxins. As Bikram says , “Yoga is the only exercise in the world you can do at any age. There is always some posture that will improve your health , mind or soul.” The 26 postures , much like the alphabet , cannot be changed in any manner , or the series simply does not work. Please make sure to attend schools labeled Bikram’s Yoga College of India for authenticity. Bikram Choudhury began learning hatha yoga poses in his native India at the age of three. At five , he began studying with Bishnu Ghosh (Paramanhansa Yogananda’s brother) and quickly became a yoga champion. At age 11 , he was the youngest contestant ever to win the National India Yoga competition. At 14 , he was delared by Swami Shivanada as ‘Yoga Raj’ (King of the Yogis). A weightlifting accident crippled Bikram when he was 20. With the guidance of his guru , Bikram created his 26 posture series , which actually restored his health. Combining Eastern discipline and Western medicine , Bikram perfected his comprehensive system suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. Bikram arrived in the United States in 1973 at the invitation of President Nixon and the urging of actress Shirley Maclaine. He quickly became one of the foremost yoga , as celebrities , athletes , and others flocked to him. Since that time , he has been healing thousands of students at his school in Beverly Hills. Bikram has been traveling extensively , bringing the benefits of yoga to millions of students worldwide. Bikram Yoga is the 26 postures Sequence selected and developed by Bikram Choudhury from Hatha Yoga. It has been proved and experienced by millions that these 26 postures systematically wor , to give all the internal organs , all the veins , all the ligaments , and all the muscles everything they need to maintain optimum health and maximum function. Each component takes care of something different in the body , and yet they all work together synergistically , contributing to the success of every other one , from bones to skin and from fingertips to toes. So before you change it , you have to heat it up to soften it , because a warm body is a flexible body. Then you can reshape the body any way you want. Hatha Yoga flushes away the waste products , the toxins of all the glands and organs of your body. It provides a natural irrigation of the body through the circulatory system , with the help of the respiratory system. It brings nourishments to every cell of your body so that each one can perform its function and keep your body healthy. Bikram Yoga also employs heat to further that cleaning process: When you sweat , impurities are flushed out of the body through the skin. Practicing yoga not only increases our supplies of oxygen , but it also teaches us how to use that oxygen properly – we learn to control the breath through pranayama. , Welcome to the website for the Canadian Yoga Federation (CANYoga). The organization’s primary function is to act as the governing body for the sport of Hatha Yoga in Canada; providing assistance to provinces who are organizing Hatha Yoga regional competit