The original hot yoga! A static sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises, designed to systematically stretch, tone and realign every aspect of your being; bringing body, mind and soul into alignment. Be prepared to sweat and be challenged!
90 Minute Duration
Bikram yoga classes are hot.
Rooms are heated to 38 degrees celsius with 40% humidity. You will sweat! The 90 minute class starts with a breathing exercise and 45 minutes of standing postures, followed by a 45 minute floor series ending with a breathing exercise.
Bikram yoga classes are for everyone.
Bikram is yoga for beginners! It’s not just for people who are already strong and flexible. If you are sore, unfit, or out of shape, this yoga will help you.
For quick progress come to your first class; take your next one as soon as possible; then come as often as you can.
With perseverance, you will soon notice dramatic changes. You can expect to stabilise your weight, increase flexibility and strength as well as balancing your mood, appetite and sleeping patterns. Detoxification will also occur resulting in higher energy levels, glowing skin and so much more.
To quote Bikram’s guru, Bishnu Charan Ghosh: ‘It’s never too late, you’re never too old, you’re never too sick, to start from scratch once again.’
Approach your practice with 100% effort, and you will receive 100% of the benefits!
During class we ask that you stay in the hot room.
To ensure a safe and quality experience try to stay in the room until the teacher has signalled the end of class. The final resting pose of savasana is essential for completing and integrating your practice.
Naturally you are welcome to rest at any time, make your way down to your mat and join back in when you are ready.
What to wear.
Dress in clothes that let your skin breathe – no long sleeves or pants. Most regulars wear the equivalent of hot pants, halter tops and swimming trunks.
The fewer clothes you wear, the better your skin can breathe and the more benefit you’ll receive from the hot room.
Did you know that your skin is your body’s primary organ of detoxification? Covering it up in long pants and sleeves is uncomfortable and defeats the purpose of sweating.
Bikram is not a competition: work to your ‘edge’ but not beyond it.
Almost everyone feels challenged during their first Bikram class. We are all unique and no two days are the same. Listen to your body, work to your limit and never push past your edge.
If you need to rest, please do. Your body is going through a detoxification process and it’s normal to feel dizzy or nauseated during your first few classes.
What to bring.
Bring a yoga mat and a large bath towel – no tiny hand towels please.
Large towels are placed over your mat to soak up the sweat and prevent you slipping. Bring an extra towel if you want to shower at the studio after class. A water bottle will also come in handy!
Mat and towel hire are available for $2 and $3 respectively.