The Bikram Method of yoga is one of the most popular types of yoga out there. Wherever and whenever you go to a 90 minute Bikram class you will get the same workout. 26 postures – most of which are done twice – each one specifically designed to work the body in a certain way and in a certain order. For some people it may sound a bit boring to have the same workout each time but quite honestly it is anything but that! Having the same postures to do each time allows you to have your own “benchmark” in some ways as you will feel the difference from class to class in each posture and can measure your own progress if that interests you. By the way some days you will find the postures easier than others – it doesn’t matter – it’s all good! In another blog sometime in the future I will explain why that happens.
The instructor will give a “dialogue” for each posture and there are several reasons for it. The instruction is specifically designed to protect and assist the student in getting the most benefit from each posture. The instructions are somewhat detailed and I actually love that as it assists new students to improve quickly so that no effort is wasted.
Of course when you first start you may only hear about 10% of the dialogue – that is all very normal! There’s a lot going on! Each class after that you will pick up more each time and eventually get some “aha” moments!
I’ll write more about this soon …