Hatha Yoga is an ancient form of discipline that develops the union between body, mind and spirit. Through the systematic practice of postures, Yoga strengthens and stretches every muscle in the body, increasing circulation to vital organs and glands, calming the nervous system, and improving ones quality of life.
Bishnu Charan Ghosh, brother of Pramashana Yogananda, played an important role in the development of the Hatha Yoga discipline in the early 1900's. Based on Ghosh's classic 84 asanas (postures), the original Bikram Method consists of 26 postures, including two breathing exercises, preformed in a heated room.
Bikram Choudhury was Bishnu Ghosh's most promising student. In 1965 Bikram opened his Yoga College of India Headquarters in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. He developed the Bikram Method sequence based on the 84 Hatha Yoga Postures created by his Guru, Bishnu Ghosh. His method of 26 postures, and 2 breathing exercises spread like wild fire, and is currently practiced all over the world by thousands of yogis!
The Bikram Method class is a challenging, invigorating, rejuvenating and effective yoga practice. During this class, you will work every muscle, tendon, ligament, joint and internal organ in the entire body, giving you an incredible sense of well being. This is a therapeutic yoga practice which works to cultivate balance to the body and mind. The room is heated in order to prevent injury, improve circulation, promote detoxification, increase the production of T-cell function, and move fresh oxygenated rich blood to one hundred percent of the human body.
Practiced by millions, this series provides one’s body everything it needs to maintain and regain optimum health, maximizing the function of every tissue in the body. With regular practice; muscle tone, proper weight, and vibrant good health will follow.
"What is desirable in body culture is the harmonious development of power over the voluntary action of muscles and the involuntary processes of heart, lungs, stomach and other organs and important glands. This is what gives health, and is the scientific principle underlying the Yoga exercises." Bishnu Ghosh.
We are proud and humbled to teach this ancient tradition offering health, vitality, and peace of mind.