Bikram Yoga will make you sweat

23 Jul 2012, 19:14
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thermo yoga

This thermo-yoga method was named in honour of its founder Bikram Choudhury. At the age of 13 years, this amazing man has managed to become the national champion of India's yoga. When the 17-year old Indian was seriously injured, a prodigy child was threatened with a disability. Not willing to give up Yogi developed a set of health restore positions. Specificity of Bikram yoga is that it must engage a sweating. As it turned out, it lowers the probability of injury during the stretch. In addition to the security of ligaments exercises in a heated room (40 °C) provides weight loss. And given the fact that each new posture prepares the body to the next position, the body improves elimination of toxins and increases the flow of oxygen. Bikram Yoga consists of 26 positions of Hatha Yoga and 2 breathing exercises, which has positive effect on the circulatory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and respiratory system. The following text describes the most common postures (asanas) of Bikram yoga.



Tuladandasana. Stand up straight, feet together, slide your fingers like a "pistol"(index fingers straight, and the rest are compressed into the castle) of arms linked and raised above your head. Step left foot forward and slowly raise your straightened right foot back. Lean forward with the front part of the body. Fix the position on 15-20 seconds when the body would be parallel to the floor and then repeat the asana standing on the other foot.


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Dandayamana-Dhanurasana. Stand up straight, bend your left leg at the knee and clasp your hands under your feet. As you exhale, pull your left foot forward. Pivot foot must remain in this inflexibility. When the extended leg will be parallel to the floor, hold your hands and drag the forehead to the knee. Stand in this position for 20-30 seconds and repeat the asana standing on the other foot.




Utkatasana. Get up on your toes and stretch your arms in front of you with palms down. Slowly squat while lifting your heels as high as possible. If possible, go down until the thigh`s line will be parallel to the floor. Body weight is better to carry on your toes but not knees. Repeat the asana after standing in this position for 20-30 seconds.





Paschimottanasana. Sit on the floor, back is straight and stretch legs out. Dropping forward, hook the toes with your middle and index fingers. Legs can be slightly bent at the knees to simplify the task. Slowly bending the arms, get your torso to the feet. Hold on for a couple of seconds and repeat the asana.


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Ardha-Matsiendrasana. Sitting on the floor, bend your left leg at the knee and place it so that the heel touches the right buttock. Bend the right leg at the knee and put it on the floor throwing it over your left leg. Put the left hand on the floor behind you. The back should be flat. Grasps the left knee with the right hand, and then, pushing on right knee with elbow, rotate your torso to the right. Repeat this asana for a few times.

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