Bikram Yoga introduced by Bikram Choudhury is an extremely well formed and developed art form that is practised worldwide to gain absolute control of mind body and soul. The exponent learnt the art from an exceptionally talented teacher called Bishnu Ghosh. He was the brother of Paramhansa Yogananda. The methods adapted by this practice emphasises on performing yoga in a room with a high temperature of around 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
The founder Bikram Choudhury’s life completely changed after he practiced this form of yoga to get relief from a severe knee injury while weightlifting. However after practicing it for a long period of he seemed to actually recover as his legs developed the muscles which were injured beyond repair. According to the doctor there was actually no hope of recovering and it was declared that he would never be able to lead a normal life again .However after practising this special form of yoga in a room with steam and stretching the muscles, ligaments, and tendons considerably his body slowly responded to more flexibility in the direction desired. Thus as he saw such positive results from his own experience he started helping others around him. Gradually this form of yoga called Bikram Yoga became a popular way of practising the art form. This is a great way to rejuvenate the mind and the body to feel energetic and give out more positive energy,
Bikram Yoga is now a popular art form with people of all ages trying to learn the technique in terms of living life with a positive attitude. It encourages inculcating the right breathing techniques along with the right postures to be adapted so that maximum results can be attained within a short period of time. It is an established fact that practicing Bikram Yoga decrease mental stress and tension. It increases the circulation of blood and helps in the release of harmful toxins from the body. This enables cleansing of the entire body. Bikram Yoga also helps in development of muscles, to lose weight and bring complete flexibility of muscles. It reduces effects of chronic diseases like asthma, thyroid or even diabetes. It helps in relaxation of nerves and stretching of muscles in all directions.
Bikram Yoga follows a strict regime of yoga for meditation. These are performed in a heated room that is allowed only twice. All the Yoga Postures are performed with strict vigilance from experts who have a thorough training in the methodologies. All the sessions are generally held for only a certain period of time. The heated room hastens up the release of sweat and toxins so that helps in cleansing of the body. Yoga Postures or asanas are easily performed as the heat in the room relaxes the muscles which allow easy stretching. Yoga for meditation is performed with ease and one is less prone to injuries. Yoga for meditation as well as Bikram Yoga method helps in the release of toxins and helps internal organs to get cleansed. The glands and the nervous system start functioning properly too. Many celebrities from Hollywood as well as other celebrities from various areas of life have switched to this form of yoga to gain maximum benefit.