Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class: Revised and Updated

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Sweat, strain, laugh, and do more for your health, body, and general well-being than you even imagined possible as you take your beginning yoga class from Bikram. For more than twenty years, Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class has been among the preeminent and most beloved of all yoga guides-and now it has been revised and updated by Bikram, with virtually all-new photographs and an updated section on yoga's medical benefits.

With nearly two hundred vivid instructional photographs, ...

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Overview

Sweat, strain, laugh, and do more for your health, body, and general well-being than you even imagined possible as you take your beginning yoga class from Bikram. For more than twenty years, Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class has been among the preeminent and most beloved of all yoga guides-and now it has been revised and updated by Bikram, with virtually all-new photographs and an updated section on yoga's medical benefits.

With nearly two hundred vivid instructional photographs, Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class is the perfect guidebook for any student of yoga, either advanced or beginner-a reference that makes Hatha yoga fun, easy, and completely understandable.

Illustrated throughout with 160 black-and-white photographs by Biswanath "Bisu" Ghosh

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585420209
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 305,093
  • Product dimensions: 7.78 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Calcutta, Bikram Choudhury began studying yoga at the age of four. Bikram's Yoga College operates to overflow capacity in Beverly Hills, New York City, and at other locations around the world.

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Table of Contents

Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class Introduction
We've Come a Long Way
Getting Started

One: Pranayama Series
Standing Deep Breathing

Two: Ardha-Chandrasana with Pada-Hastasana
Half Moon Pose with Hands to Feet Pose

Three: Utkatasana
Awkward Pose

Four: Garurasana
Eagle Pose

Five: Dandayamana-Janushirasana
Standing Head to Knee Pose

Six: Dandayamana-Dhanurasana
Standing Bow Pulling Pose

Seven: Tuladandasana
Balancing Stick Pose

Eight: Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Paschimotthanasana
Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

Nine: Trikanasana
Triangle Pose

Ten: Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Janushirasana
Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose

Eleven: Tadasana
Tree Pose

Twelve: Padangustasana
Toe Stand Pose

Thirteen: Savasana
Dead Body Pose

Fourteen: Pavanamuktasana
Wind Removing Pose

Fifteen: Sit-Up
Sit-up

Sixteen: Bhujangasana
Cobra Pose

Seventeen: Salabhasana
Locust Pose

Eighteen: Poorna-Salabhasana
Full Locust Pose

Nineteen: Dhanurasana
Bow Pose

Twenty: Supta-Vajrasana
Fixed Firm Pose

Twenty-One: Ardha-Kurmasana
Half Tortoise Pose

Twenty-Two: Ustrasana
Camel Pose

Twenty-Three: Sasangasana
Rabbit Pose

Twenty-Four: Janushirasana with Paschimotthanasana
Head to Knee Pose with Stretching Pose

Twenty-Five: Ardha-Matsyendrasana
Spine Twisting Pose

Twenty-Six: Kapalbhati in Vajrasana
Blowing In Firm Pose

Appendix:
Maintaining Proper Yoga Practice
Medical Advisory

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Beautifully written and very informative book

    Beautifully written and very informative book

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  • Posted February 14, 2012

    Must read book

    Loved it, A must read for those practicing bikram yoga..

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  • Posted October 14, 2010

    More than Highly Recommended - a must do!!

    This book is beautifully written. Bikram Yoga can change anyone's life for the better!!! A must do.

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  • Posted February 15, 2009

    Decent but Stick with an Actual Class

    I had been taken Bikram classes for about 2 1/2 years before i actually broke down and got the book. It's totally only worth it if you just want to work on alignment and postures outside of class. If you have a healthy practice i would just stick with in class instruction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2007

    A reviewer

    When I first started using the book, I thought it was strange and took some time. However, within only three days I can already see a difference in my flexibility and physical ability. Although I am pretty sweaty and slightly tired after, I feel like a million bucks! This is definitely something to try. I don't think I've ever liked yoga this much before.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2002

    Starting to Understand

    The book was recommended by a friend who has practiced this yoga for several years. Consequently, he has a perfectly chiseled body and boundless energy even at age 45. I have been practicing for about a week daily. I've lost noticable inches around my waist, toned up considerably and I feel energized, mobilized, oxygenated, even more at ease. Daily tasks that involve walking, bending, stretching, stooping are no longer burdensome. Bikram details not only the muscles, but organs benefited by these poses. Classmembers offer triumphant accounts of the first time they relaxed and achieved a pose to perfection. Anyone, even those who are sick or injured, can benefit from this yoga program. Many of these students came in with problems. I'm starting to understand how completely this yoga program treats the body in all aspects and can even prevent illness. Bikram says practicing every day for two months will transform your life. I'm giving it that chance. From what I've experienced so far, I believe it will.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2002

    Student of Bikram in Montana

    I have a teacher that teaches from his book and at first I did not like the yoga poses that she taught, now I can't get enough. You really begin to see how much better you get with time and practice. I have found yoga to be very beneficial. Bikram is a pleasure to read and I like his realistic poses for the beginner.

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    Posted February 17, 2009

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