during the pandemic
90-MINUTE VIRTUAL BIKRAM METHOD YOGA
All classes are currently online virtual classes. Stay home and stay safe. Eventually you'll be able to schedule and pay for class on this website. Until then, please call me the day of or evening before class to schedule and make payment. You'll need a smart phone, tablet or laptop with a working camera and speaker. Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app. After you've made payment, you'll be emailed a link about an hour before class to log into the class. The link will automatically open the app and most likely ask permission to use your camera and mic. We go live 30 minutes before class start time. Try to log in at that time so we can get everybody positioned correctly and start on time. Point your device's camera at you during class so that you are visible from head to toe so the instructor can see you and offer corrections just as if you were in the studio. Try to be set up and have your camera positioned before class to save time. Make sure your device is plugged in or has enough battery life to handle 2 hours of video conferencing. (Be aware that extra data charges may apply. Check with your mobile or internet provider if you're unsure.) The Bikram Method yoga is a 90 minute eye open meditation. The dialog and teacher guide you through 26 postures and 2 deep breath exercises. Normally the room is heated. If you can heat the room you are in, that would be preferred. You can also practice on your pool deck on a hot day or in a shed or garage. A carpet floor is best. If you're on tile or concrete, try to double up your mat or towels to separate you from the floor as much as possible as those surfaces will draw moisture from your body. It's not necessary, but helpful to practice in front of a mirror. If outside, you can use a glass slider for your reflection. We start class with a standing deep breathing exercise that is good for your lungs and respiratory system. It also increases the oxygen in your body and warms you up from the inside out. We continue class with 26 postures. We end class with a breathing exercise that cools your body from the inside out and detoxifies the body and strengthens your abdominal muscles.
Class requires a mat, a towel that covers your mat and water. It's best to wear lightweight, comfortable clothes that you can move around in. Plan to sweat! Men must wear at least two layers of bottoms.
Seven reasons a heated room helps
1. It helps deliver more blood to the muscles
2. It helps with concentration
3. It aids in detoxification
4. Makes muscles more elastic, less susceptible to injury
5. Improves coordination
6. Reduces heart irregularities associated
with sudden exercise
7. Burns fats more easily