Bikram Yoga: The Guru Behind Hot Yoga Shows the Way to Radiant Health and Personal Fulfillment

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Harper Collins, Apr 3, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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Bikram, the "hot yoga" program, has been heating up the yoga world lately, and its founder probably has something to do with it: The outspoken, dramatic, and always controversial Bikram Choudhury has garnered a lot of attention with his version of hatha yoga that some yogis think unorthodox: In his classes, students are stuck in a room heated to at least 105 degrees doing a structured program of 26 asanas with a sergeant–like instructor––and they love it. Bikram Yoga will emulate that same energy.

With his take–no–prisoners philosophy, Bikram describes how the program can reap great medical, physical, and spiritual benefits––the poses work out every part of the body, all of which can help alleviate many common ailments, from asthma to back pain. (Photographs will accompany each pose.) In addition, the book offers the best ways to incorporate eastern philosophy into a western lifestyle and tips on how yoga can cultivate "a union between body and spirit." Simply put, you don't have to meditate passively to reap the benefits of yoga.

 

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User Review  - mcnick - Overstock.com

This book is excellent for those wanting to learn more about Bikram Yoga. The postures are explained in a wonderful way for the practitioner to apply with understanding regarding the postures benefits and goals. I loved it. It is also helping my practice. Read full review

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For someone beginning Bikram Yoga it is a must read! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter
4
Chapter 1
19
Chapter 2
31
Chapter 3
47
Chapter 6
87
First Breathing Exercise
93
Postures 14
103
Chapter 9
183
Chapter 10
213
Chapter 11
235
Chapter 12
249
Chapter 13
259
Chapter 14
265
Chapter 15
271
Chapter 16
277

Chapter 7
121
Chapter 8
155
Index
285
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About the author (2007)

Bikram Choudhury, who won the prestigious National India Yoga Competition at the age of thirteen, is the founder of the Yoga College of India, which has its headquarters in Beverly Hills. There are more than 1700 Bikram yoga studios worldwide that teach his exclusive style of Hatha Yoga.

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