Q & A
a. What is Bikram Yoga?
Bikram yoga is a beginner’s yoga series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises practiced in a heated room. Bikram Yoga is for every body. The class is designed to be challenging enough for athletic individuals and yet appropriate for those who have never done yoga, have injuries or are out of shape.
b. Who started it?
Bikram Yoga, also known as "hot yoga" is a specific type of yoga developed by Bikram Choudhury. Classes are held in a hot humid room (105˚ F) allowing you to safely work deep into your muscles, tendons, and ligaments while releasing toxins and congestion within your body. It was developed by Bikram Choudhury (disciple of Bishnu Ghosh who was brother of Paramahansa Yogananda ), a national yoga champion of India as a child.
c. What are the benefits?
Bikram's choice of 26 hatha yoga postures is designed to stretch your muscles, compress your cardiopulmonary system and modulate your circulation. It will be uncomfortable or mildly painful at first and you may feel lightheaded or nauseous during the session. These sensations are often symptoms of detoxification taking place in the body, but be cautious if they are a sign of dehydration. (The first 60 minutes is spent doing standing exercises; the next 30 minutes is spent doing floor exercises.)
BENEFITS OF BIKRAM YOGA:
Reshapes your body
Tones, strengthens, and lengthens your muscles
Strengthens your spine
Reduces risk of sports injury
Achieves relief from pain
Reduces your weight – lose pounds by balancing your metabolism
Raises energy level
Diminishes the effects of stress
Increases balance, coordination, focus and discipline
Clears your mind
Calms your soul
Ensures healthy and balanced functioning of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous, digestive, elimination, respiratory, endocrine, and mental systems of the body
4. Why the heat?
The heat makes your body malleable, as warm muscles are more elastic and less susceptible to injury. The heat also increases circulation.
BENEFITS OF THE HEAT:
Warms the muscles for greater flexibility
Helps achieve a deeper stretch
Flushes toxins from the body
Improves efficiency of the immune system
Creates a cardiovascular workout
5. When did Bikram Yoga Jamaica(BYJ) open?
BYJ opened in May 2014. Bikram Yoga Jamaica is located at 17 Latham Avenue, Kingston 10 and the only Bikram Studio in Jamaica and the Caribbean.
6.. What's planned for 2017?
For those persons who are training for a 5k, 10k or marathon Bikram Yoga is an excellent way to cross-train. Class times on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is now 5 am starting February 13.
We also have a special pricing for the Carnival Lovers..see flyer.
Weekend Getaway March 30 - April 3, 2107..See Flyer
7. International News about Bikram Choudhury!
Bikram Choudhury has appeared in the news recently with regard to matters in the courts. Bikram Yoga Jamaica is an independent and wholly-owned Jamaican company. As a female-owned company, Bikram Yoga Jamaica in no way condones or is associated with ongoing or settled cases involving the founder's personal conduct. We use the name "Bikram" because it maintains the identity of the practice and the multitude of benefits. We stand by our conviction that the scientifically proven benefits of Bikram Yoga over nearly 50 years, which are improved health, vitality and well-being, remain indisputable.
We look forward to seeing you on the mat!