Archive for August 7th, 2012
To most people, yoga is not an unfamiliar word. We have an idea of yoga and the benefits it offers. But, till the time one tries it out himself, he might not know what exactly he achieves besides the visible results. Yoga has the power to change your attitude towards life by providing you the physical and the mental strength.
There are many styles and methods of yoga, and one of them is Bikram yoga which has become quite popular in the past recent years. This variation of yoga is also referred to as ‘hot yoga’ as this is performed in hot rooms to maximize the benefits of the exercises. Bikram yoga also aims at strengthening you from within and outside both. It aims at developing body flexibility and balance, which are the two major components of this form of yoga. Bikram yoga has its roots in Hatha yoga, which has got healing power to strengthen you physically and mentally both.
Bikram yoga was introduced by a yoga practitioner named Bikram Choudhary. He was a weight lifter who met with an accident during practice session. He determined himself to recover from the injury, and started practicing certain exercises. In the bargain, a new form of yoga, called Bikram yoga was discovered, which has tremendous healing power. There are many people who follow this form of yoga regularly, and there are people also who perform Bikram yoga for healing purpose due to its holistic approach.
The main aim to success with this form of yoga is to attain the inner or the mental strength which is required in performing it. Once you have mastered this part of it, the physical strength will develop automatically.
The benefits of Bikram yoga have been proven by many practitioners and even scientists all over the world. The medical benefits are sure to come, as this has power to cure chronic ailments and enhance the recovery procedure. During the 1972 International Medical Conference, the records and findings were presented and the healing ability of Bikram yoga for internal tissue injuries was proven and accepted.
It consists of 26 exercises and following a given regime. All the exercises and postures are focused on the movements of the body organs, muscles, glands and nerves. The recommended exercises are supposed to be performed one after the other in a sequence, as they are related to each other.
For those, wanting to gain mental and physical energy, Bikram yoga, performed in a hot room, is a great option. The energy you gain through this will make you look and also feel much younger than your age. This is because it generates energy in your body and improves blood circulation. Since these exercises are done in a hot room, you sweat more and the body toxins are eliminated at the maximum. This works as a detoxification method. The result of this is a clearer and glowing skin, a fit body and a relaxed mind.
Since Bikram yoga exercises are strenuous, it is good to consult your doctor before starting if you have some health problems. These exercises are also not recommended for pregnant women.