THE YOGA

Bikram Yoga is great for beginners and advanced students alike. It is a scientifically designed system for achieving and maintaining health and balance in your body, mind, and spirit. It is a series of twenty-six postures that work the entire body from the inside out and is suitable for all ages and levels of ability.

The series was scientifically crafted by Bikram Choudhury to stretch and strengthen muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Bikram Yoga systematically moves fresh, oxygenated blood to every part of the body, stimulating organs, glands, and nerves, and restoring all systems to healthy working order.

Bikram designed this 90-minute class to prevent illness, heal injuries, promote weight loss and detoxification, while reducing the effects of aging. Proper muscle tone, increased flexibility, vibrant good health, and a sense of well-being are just a few of the benefits of practicing Bikram Yoga.

Working each system in the body through contraction and extension, the postures address every bodily system including: digestive, respiratory, circulatory, immune, endocrine, lymphatic, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. It stretches and strengthens every single muscle, ligament and joint in the body down to cell membrane stretching. It is challenging, exciting, vigorous and profound. It is an excellent compliment to all other forms of exercise and sport and can help keep you competitive and active throughout your entire life.

Bikram Yoga gently stretches, squeezes, and massages the internal organs, spine, muscles, tendons, and joints. It flushes out the cardiovascular system, and stimulates the endocrine, nervous, and reproductive systems. Toxins are eliminated. The central nervous system is both energized and soothed. The lymphatic system is flushed out and the immune system is built up.

Bikram Yoga is a great workout, created for maintaining excellent health and fitness, reducing stress, losing weight, limiting the effects of aging, preventing illness, and reducing the symptoms of injuries. The sequence is designed so every posture warms up the muscles and joints needed for the next posture. The series balances and strengthens every system in the body. In addition to its many physical health benefits, this yoga also encourages concentration, patience, determination, self-control, and better coping mechanisms for dealing with stress. Through a regular practice, you will look, move, and feel younger.

As Bikram says, "Yoga is the only exercise in the world you can do at any age. There is always some posture that will improve your health, mind, and soul." We believe that you will feel the benefits beginning with your very first class, and that the rewards of a regular practice are exponential.

Bikram Yoga is hot yoga for beginners – anyone can do it. It is a 90-minute series of 26 beginner yoga poses performed in a heated room. You will grow to love the heat as it helps warm your muscles, prevent injury, and flush toxins from your body. The step-by-step nature of the class makes it suitable for all ages and abilities. You do not need to have any yoga experience or special athletic abilities to enjoy Bikram Yoga.

Each Bikram Yoga posture safely stretches, strengthens, and prepares your body to work every muscle, organ, gland, and cell in the perfect order. Bikram scientifically designed the series to reverse and slow the aging process, promote fat burning, prevent illness, and increase blood circulation, among many other benefits.

Strength and flexibility are worked together to create harmony in the body. This series is unsurpassed as a way of bringing vitality, health and an incredible sense of well-being. The heat facilitates stretching, prevents injury and promotes sweating which aids detoxification.

Bikram Yoga postures also build the five virtues that support your practice: Faith In Yourself, Discipline, Determination, Concentration, and Patience.

Bikram Yoga is scientific therapy – not an exercise fad. With regular practice, Bikram Yoga will literally transform your body, strengthen your mind, and nourish your soul.

Bikram Yoga is the fastest growing yoga in the world because of its amazing results. The class is suitable for all levels (athletes to exercise virgins) and ages (from 8 to 80) as everyone just works to their own personal capacity. It is also great fun! You will laugh, sweat and groan, and do more for your mind, body and health than you ever imagined possible!

Come see for yourself at Bikram Yoga Scarsdale!

Why The Heat?

Yoga changes the construction of the body from the inside out, from bones to skin and from fingertips to toes. So before you change it, you have to heat it up to soften it, because a warm body is a flexible body. Then you can reshape the body any way you want.

Hatha Yoga flushes away the waste products, the toxins of all the glands and organs of your body. It provides a natural irrigation of the body through the circulatory system, with the help of the respiratory system. It brings nourishment to every cell of your body so that each one can perform its function and keep your body healthy. Bikram Yoga also employs heat to further that cleansing process: when you sweat, impurities are flushed out of the body through the skin.

Practicing yoga not only increases our supply of oxygen, it also teaches us how to use that oxygen properly – we learn to control the breath through pranayama breathing.