About Bikram Yoga
An independently owned and operated authentic Bikram Yoga Studio in Manchester, New Hampshire!
Bikram yoga is the original "hot yoga". Practiced in the United States for almost 40 years and with more than 300 studios open all over the world, Bikram yoga is a method of Hatha yoga that focuses on improving your physical health. It is firmly believed in the Bikram yoga community that the most direct way to improve the mind/body connection is to first improve the condition of the body. Bikram yoga is a powerful tool available to people who are interested in improving the quality of their lives by improving the quality of their health.
Bikram Yoga works by systematically exercising the body with its series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises done in a heated room. The series is specifically designed to safely warm and stretch the muscles, ligaments and tendons in an order which maximizes their use and strength. The postures and deep breathing also promotes the circulation of fresh, oxygenated blood to each organ and muscle fiber. With a consistent practice, students will find themselves in their ideal weight range, with excellent muscle tone, and vibrant good health.
Why is Bikram yoga unique? The practice is one of a kind because of the heated room, and because the series has not changed since its conception over 40 years ago. Each day, in every class, students of all levels practice the same 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises together. The instructor guides classes with detailed explanation as opposed to practicing alongside the students. During class there is no music, incense, or chanting. Finally, Bikram can only be offered at certified Bikram yoga studios and never at gyms, health clubs, or yoga studios offering other forms of yoga.
Bikram Yoga is blind to gender, age, athletic ability, or flexibility. Each class will have a diverse group of individuals who, in a non-competitive environment, are working together to meet one common goal: to improve the long term strength and flexibility of their bodies and minds.