Bikram Yoga Poses Explained

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As we all know, Yoga is a physical, mental and physical exercise that originates from India. Bikram Yoga has twenty six groups of poses known as Asanas. These poses enable one to exercise the whole body by boosting its glands, nerves and organs. This stimulation helps to improve the circulation of oxygen all over the body. Here are the some of the known Bikram Yoga poses


  • Pranayama.

This posture is done by kicking the back straight without even slightly bending backwards. It is easily achieved by pushing in the stomach so that the rib cage protrudes a little bit. The pose might make one feel a bit dizzy and could also cause a slight pinch on the shoulder. It is advisable to lean your head back and keep the eyes open as you exhale when doing this pose.

  • Half moon.

This pose is meant to exercise the colon, pancreas and kidney. It also helps to relieve lower back pains, prevent constipation, bronchial distress, frozen shoulders and reduce obesity in the abdomen. Above all, it increases spinal flexibility and reduces mental stress. The pose is done by locking arms straightening the body towards the ceiling while bending backwards in an even manner. The hips are lifted towards the ceiling while moving the face further down your shins.

  • Awkward pose.

This pose is done by making a six inch gap between your knees and hands while keeping both of them perpendicular to the floor. The shoulders should stay down throughout this pose as you focus on stretching your arms out and keeping the fingers together. The pose helps in healing cold feet and reducing the risk of arthritis. It also increases blood circulation in the knees and ankle joints.

  • Eagle pose.

This pose is known for supplying fresh blood to the sexual organs and the kidney; thus improving their control and power. It also improves flexibility of the hip and knee. It is done by sucking in the stomach, positioning fingers below the nose keeping palms together and putting the body in a sitting position while the spine is straight. The knees and thighs remain closed together and the whole body weight is focused on the heel of a standing foot.

  • Balancing stick.

This pose gives the body perfect control, balance, improves flexibility, strength and muscles found on the shoulder, upper arms, spine and hip joints.

  • Dandytamana.

This helps in the functioning of most internal organs especially the small and large intestines. It also improves the sciatica by expanding the sciatic nerves on the back of the legs.

  • Triangle pose.

Likewise, it tightens the hips and thighs, slims the waist line and increases the flexibility of the side torso. It also strengthens the vertebrae and improves body posture.

  • Tree pose.