Bikram Yoga was founded in the early 1970s by the Indian yoga guru Bikram Choudhury. Bikram started yoga at the age of 4 and at the age of 12 he became the youngest national yoga champion. At the age of 17, he was involved in a weightlifting accident that was seriously injured by doctors saying he couldn't walk again. Using Bikram's teacher and Bishnu Ghosh's reorganized Yoga Master, he used yoga to heal his body and recover within 6 months. Bikram began the 26 yoga poses to heal the body and mind.
The 26 position and 2 breathing exercises are performed in a Fahrenheit 105 degree or 40 ° C 40% humidity room. The series of yoga movements ends in a 90-minute training session and the positions are in a specific order. It works to cover all parts of the body from skin and bones to internal organs by moving blood containing fresh oxygen around the body. One idea behind Bikram Yoga is that room temperature helps all body organs to circulate and maintain good internal health as they work together. Heart rate rises and acts on the cardiovascular system. Heat also helps to gain the flexibility required for posture and to remove body-derived toxins.
Bikram Yoga is an important part of breathing techniques. The 80-20 method requires full breath before posture and then closes the nose 20% continuously with a closed mouth. In the exhalation breathing method we take full breath and then exhale completely when it comes in and finishes the time spent in posture. Respiratory methods over time increase the lung capacity to some extent.
The emotional aspect of Bikram Yoga is also an important part of his philosophy, and evolves in our own inner consciousness and as a result of external events. Self-regulation, focus, motivation and concentration help to achieve this.
Bikram attracts all his yoga instructors to his method, and this is a 500-hour intensive training in his yoga school. There are many Bikram Yoga studios around the world, and trainers should be specifically trained to work in this special yoga form.