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I thought yoga was boring, until I found one that was right for me and the bonus was discovering the many benefits.

The one that caught my attention is called Bikram Yoga.  Developed 30 years ago, its ancient style uses movements linked to a breath.

There are 26 poses in a 90 minute session, with 2 breathing exercises.

The breathing exercises (pranayama breathing), is focused breathing while releasing muscles in neck and shoulder. Great for people working at a computer desk all day.

Benefits

  • Muscular Endurance
  • Cardiovascular Flexibility
  • Weight Loss

Improves

  • Posture
  • Mental Clarity
  • Balance Blood Pressure
  • Improved Concentration
  • Strength
  • Flexibility

Bikram Yoga is the only style yoga using a heated environment.  Room temperatures range between 95-105 degrees.

Promotes

  • More Flexibility
  • Detoxification
  • Prevention of Injuries

If you are yoga savvy, please share your favorite styles or techniques.

D. Nicole

Reference

life.gaiam.com

Wikipedia.com

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