Bikram Beginning Series is a low impact, heated, 90 minute class using Hatha Yoga postures handed down for thousands of years from master to disciple, one to one. Bishnu Ghosh was Bikram Choudhury’s teacher. Ghosh scientifically established methods of curing chronic disease using Hatha Yoga. Bikram put together a sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises in a specific order taught to groups of people rather than one to one so that he could help more people.
As long as you follow the step by step instructions, even if you can only do part of the posture, you get 100% benefit. How you try is the single most important factor in the benefits you receive. When you start a posture or come out of a posture, you must do so slowly. Each time you come to class, you experience the same 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. This yoga is a process based on consistent practice. Three times a week is a fantastic maintenance regime. Commit to two months to experience amazing benefits. You develop faith, self-discipline, determination, concentration, and patience to do these postures correctly.
Every body is different. If you are strong (typically men or athletes of either sex) chances are you need to work on flexibility. If you are flexible (typically dancers and gymnasts, non-athletic students) you need to work on strength. The series helps you develop strength, flexibility and balance.
The body can take up to two weeks to physiologically acclimatize to the heat. When you do Hatha Yoga postures in the heat, your body is malleable. You are changing the construction of your body. By the time you have completed a class, you will have worked every muscle and joint, massaged internal organs, improved your breathing and circulation. The series develops core strength, improves spine health, boosts the immune system, reduces stress and even provides relaxation.
More information about the practice, new student tips, posture benefits, testimonials, class sign up and daily schedule can be found on the website indianriverbikram.com. Introductory special for first time visitors is 5 Classes for $35. Open 7 days a week and located just south of Vatland Honda. Call Pat Murray 772-925-9697 for further information.