Bikram Yoga is McYoga or the yoga that is spreading everywhere like the popular McDonald brand. “I’m an American yogi”, claims Bikram Choudhury.
For $5000, you can be an ardent trainer of Bikram yoga.
Bikram yoga is the only one in the world, and he owns the copyright.
Bikram yoga is christened after the expert yoga practitioner Bikram Choudhury.
Bikram yoga claims to achieve a balance between the mind and the body of the Bikram yoga practitioner.
WHO IS BIKRAM CHOUDHURY?
Bikram Choudhury is one of the famous personalities that have taken the ethos of yoga beyond the shores of India – the land where yoga originated.
Bikram, now past 50 years of age, has been intelligent enough to repackage yoga as a process that is perfect marriage of the body and the mind. Bikram has dovetailed the age-old Indian meditation-cum-physical
Referring to the American connection, Bikram said: I began as a zero…You people gave me everything!… I bring Calcutta to Beverly Hills.
Among his clients are Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Brooke Shields to mention a few of his following ‘Who’s Who in America’ database.
BIKRAM YOGA IS ‘HOT YOGA’?
Bikram yoga falls under the broader classification of ‘Hot Yoga‘ which includes the individualized yogic postures (asanas) that have been designed over the ages by various yoga practitioners.
Bikram yoga or this form of hot yoga is so termed because the 26 yoga postures are performed in a room that is already heated to about 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Bikram yogic asanas or poses are designed to deeply stretch the tendons and the muscles.
The heat helps to relax the muscles and provides a deeper stretch than might be ordinarily obtained.
BIKRAM YOGA IS A PART OF HATHA YOGA
Bikram yoga consists of 26 various postures done within a 90-minute Hatha Yoga schedule.
‘Hatha Yoga‘ was the innovation of the 15th century Indian sage Yogi Swatmarama. Hatha Yoga unifies the positive and the negative forces of the human system
In fact, all the various forms of yoga including Bikram Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Power Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga owe their origins to ‘Hatha Yoga‘.