Bikram Yoga is a fun and physically challenging 26 pose (Asana) series that works the entire body and is suitable for all levels, health conditions and ages.
It is a 90 minute class performed in a room heated to approximately 105°F. It systematically moves fresh oxygenated blood to every cell in the entire body, as well as working the entire spine through which the entire nervous system operates, thereby restoring all systems to their natural working order. Bikram's basic premise behind the yoga is: if you have a healthy spine, you have a healthy life; all systems can then work the way they were intended to!
The Bikram series is meant to be performed in the given order, to the best of one's ability. A principle of the class is that one can steadily work harder, deeper, yet calmer. An important concept is that physical exertion and relaxation operate most effectively when practiced simultaneously. The control of breathing (Pranayama), as well as focus and concentration accomplish this. As you advance you apply yourself ever deeper into the mastery of self, by doing so we reach the true meaning of hatha yoga. It is a union; a meeting of body, mind, and spirit.
We are Pittsburgh's first Bikram Yoga Studio and home to the 2014 Yoga Asana Champion, Zeb Homison!
Bikram Yoga Pittsburgh is locally owned and operated. We take great pride in sharing this amazing yoga with the Pittsburgh community!