Closing Out The Bikram Yoga Series: The Blowing In Firm Pose

Yoga members in final Bikram yoga pose blowing in firm pose with hands on knees

Embarking on the path of Bikram yoga is a transformative experience, where each pose is a gateway to physical and mental well-being – the Blowing in Firm Pose being no exception.  From poses like the Tree pose which tests your balance to poses like the camel pose, which trains your flexibility, every pose in the…

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Hopping Into the Rabbit Pose (Sasankasana)

lady in bikram yoga class in rabbit pose on knees bending head over to touch knees

If you got a chance to read our previous article on the camel pose, then you already know that it’s one of the more challenging Bikram yoga poses. Now I’m here to show you the polar opposite of the camel pose – the rabbit pose (Sasankasana). But why is it so different?  While the Rabbit…

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Ascendant Willpower: Mastering The Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

woman in bikram yoga class in camel pose on knees, extending head toward back wall and grabbing ankles with hands

Arguably, one of the most challenging yet rewarding Bikram Yoga poses is the Ustrasana (camel pose). Demanding a handful of spinal dexterity, this particular pose, once mastered, can open the door to a dreamscape of peace and calm.  A vital aspect of mastering this pose lies in recognizing and embracing these powerful emotions. It’s about…

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Exploring the Serenity of Ardha Kurmasana – Half-tortoise Pose

lady in half tortoise pose in bikram yoga class

Imagine yourself in the serenity of the “Half-Tortoise Pose” within a 105-degree Bikram Yoga studio. There you are sitting, in a 105-degree yoga studio filled with a dozen other yogis, but somehow, you feel like no one else is in the room with you. You’re in your own private little shell, cut off from the…

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Bold Respite: The Fixed Firm Pose (Supta Vajrasana)

Bikram Yoga participants in fixed firm pose on back

Legend has it that the Supta Vajrasana was a beloved pose of ancient yogis who sought profound introspection and meditation. In the timeless pages of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Sanskrit name ‘Supta Vajrasana‘ was crafted. It translates to ‘Reclined Thunderbolt Pose’ (Supta – Reclined, Vajra – Thunderbolt, Asana – Pose).  Its name illustrates the…

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Unleashing Your Inner Archer: The Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)

Barbara leading class in bow pose on stomach with arms holding legs off of mat

Picture yourself at an archery range. Bow in hand, you squint at a distant target, as if aiming for the bullseye of life. As you draw the bowstring, you sense the tension building in your muscles, ready to release and propel the arrow forward with a triumphant ‘woosh’! This is precisely what the Bow Pose,…

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Soar to Serenity with Salabhasana: The Full Locust Pose

male bikram yoga student in full locust pose on stomach

In the wonderful world of yoga, each pose is not just a physical exercise. Yoga is s a journey of self-discovery. It’s an exploration of the mind-body connection and profound symbolism that weaves ancient wisdom into modern-day practice. This is especially true when it comes to the Bikram yoga pose, Salabhasana, also known as the…

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Locust Pose: Strengthening the Hips and Back

Bikram Yoga Participants in Locust pose with hands under body and legs lifted off mat

If you frequently have lower back pain, the odds are that your lower torso strength is in need of some loving attention! Consequently, the Ardha Salabhasana (or Locust pose) can gradually reinforce your back, hip, and buttocks muscles. This iconic yoga pose isn’t just any stretch; it’s a powerful tool that has the potential to…

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Embrace Your Inner Snake with Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Andrea performing Cobra Pose lifting front of body off of mat in bikram yoga class

Let’s slither into the world of the king cobra, a creature that effortlessly captures our attention with its serpentine grace and mesmerizing gaze. This majestic snake is like the rockstar of the animal kingdom, exuding power, elegance, and an air of mystery. Now, you might be wondering how on earth a snake like the king…

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Mastering the Paschimottanasana Pose: A Power-Packed Sit-Up

Bikram Yoga Class members in sit up pose with first two fingers around big toes

Ah, the ancient practice of yoga. A tapestry of poses that promise to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. But today, we’re focusing on one specific pose: the Paschimottanasana, also known as the sit-up pose.  Originating from the Sanskrit words “Paschim” meaning “western”, “Uttana” meaning  “stretch”, and “Asana” meaning “seated”, or in some cases, “pose.”…

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