ORIGINAL HOT YOGA
26 POSTURES & 2 BREATHING EXCERCISES
90 MINUTES | CERTIFIED BIKRAM INSTRUCTORS | 105 DEGREES
What is Bikram Yoga?
Bikram Yoga is a beginner’s yoga practiced by people of all shapes, sizes, ages, and health conditions. It is a challenging 90-minute beginning hatha yoga class designed to systematically work the entire body, creating optimum health and maximum function. The 26-posture sequence is performed in a room heated to 105 degrees to accelerate the rate of change within the body and allow the body to safely stretch, detoxify and cleanse. No special equipment, props or clothing are required.
This 26 posture series is a powerful healing series which demonstrates yoga’s ability to regenerate tissues and cure chronic ailments. You can come to Bikram Yoga Palisades and practice every day as it is a place to not only improve flexibility and strength of your body, but also your mind; which in turn translates into a more fulfilled life. This studio is more than just a place to sweat. It’s a place that empowers you to have a better attitude and discover things about yourself hiding within!
Bikram Yoga at the Palisades is a non-franchised independently owned and operated family business.
What if I’m not flexible?
This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to a yoga class. Yoga is not about how flexible you are, but about strengthening your body and spine in all directions. All you have to do is try the right way, go to your personal edge and you will get 100% benefits.
Why the heated room?
The room is intentionally heated to warm your muscles and allow you to work more deeply and safely into the postures. The heat also:
- Detoxifies the body through sweating which flushes toxins from the body.
- Protects muscles for deeper stretching.
- Thins the blood to clear circulatory system.
- Increases heart rate for a better cardiovascular workout.
- Promotes thixotrophy, the softening of fascia and muscle tissue, into an optimal state for reorganization.
What if I cannot stand the heat?
In the beginning you might find that the heat, combined with the postures, intense. You can always sit through a pose if necessary, and then start again. Avoid leaving the room during class so you can become acclimated to the heat. You will get used to it quickly and will soon love it. It will help your practice progress quickly.
Is Bikram Yoga a cardiovascular workout and can I lose weight?
No matter what your fitness level, you will find Bikram Yoga very challenging. Each posture combines flexibility, strength, endurance and balance to work your whole body from your bones to your skin. With persistence, patience, and dedication, you can lose inches and develop muscle tone and strength that might never come from other forms of exercise. Practicing yoga draws bodily systems into harmony, regulates metabolism, curbs unhealthy cravings and normalizes weight. With consistent practice, yogis enjoy general slimming all over- clothes fit!
How often should I practice?
You may need a few classes to acclimate to the hot room and several more classes before your body cooperates. We recommend that you take as many classes as possible during your introductory period to feel the benefits immediately. You can use the equation Frequency + Intensity = The Result (Thank you Emmy Cleaves!). With greater frequency of practice and dedication while practicing you will find a greater result. Ideally, you will practice Bikram Yoga 6 days out of 7. To see your body and mind transform right before your eyes, it is recommended to come at least 3 times per week.
What are benefits of Bikram yoga?
- Reduces stress and promotes relaxation
- Increases spinal flexibility and improves posture
- Lubricates joints
- Sets skin aglow
- Increases blood circulation
- Strengthens heart
- Increases stamina and mental clarity
- Relieves chronic pain
- Bolsters immune system
- Stretches and tones muscles
- Heals and prevents injuries
- Enhances physical performance
- Expands lung capacity and controls breath
- Normalizes blood pressure
- Creates mental clarity
- Improves concentration skills
First-time students will not be admitted late under any circumstances. After Pranayama breathing, latecomers may not be admitted.
Students are limited to 2 classes per day. If you plan to take two classes in a day, please make sure to take electrolytes and stay hydrated. Triples (3 classes in one day) are not allowed.
Please only clear liquids in the yoga room.
Please keep duration of showers to 3 minutes.
LOST AND FOUND
All lost and found items are donated to charity on the 1st and 15th of every month.
Please keep body and feet clean when attending class. Do not attend class with open wounds. No perfume (as some students are highly sensitive and/or allergic to strong scents).
Please clean up after yourself. Laundry bins are located in the locker rooms for rental towels.
Women should wear athletic leggings, capris or shorts and tank top or sports bra – something you are comfortable sweating in. Please no high cut leotards, bikinis, bathing suits and no underwear.
Men should wear shorts; no boxer shorts / briefs and no underwear.
No shoes or socks.
No cell phones allowed inside the yoga room.
Please consult your doctor before taking classes.
TOWELS ON MATS
Every student must have at least 1 towel on their mat for the duration of the class.
CLASS PACKAGES & RATES
Rates are subject to change.
All Packages EXPIRE. Please note your expiration date for your class package.
No refunds or extensions allowed.
All packages begin on the date you first attend class on that package.
All packages are nontransferable and cannot be shared.