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
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.52(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About 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.
Table of Contents
Bikram's Beginning Yoga ClassIntroduction
We've Come a Long Way
One: Pranayama Series
Standing Deep Breathing
Two: Ardha-Chandrasana with Pada-Hastasana
Half Moon Pose with Hands to Feet Pose
Standing Head to Knee Pose
Standing Bow Pulling Pose
Balancing Stick Pose
Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose
Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose
Toe Stand Pose
Dead Body Pose
Wind Removing Pose
Full Locust Pose
Fixed Firm Pose
Half Tortoise Pose
Twenty-Four: Janushirasana with Paschimotthanasana
Head to Knee Pose with Stretching Pose
Spine Twisting Pose
Twenty-Six: Kapalbhati in Vajrasana
Blowing In Firm Pose
Maintaining Proper Yoga Practice
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Beautifully written and very informative book
Loved it, A must read for those practicing bikram yoga..
This book is beautifully written. Bikram Yoga can change anyone's life for the better!!! A must do.
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.
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.
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.
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.