The Bikram Yoga method is a series of twenty-six Hatha Yoga postures and two Pranayama breathing techniques designed to provide a challenging, invigorating, rejuvenating and effective yoga experience. During this 90-minute class, you will work every muscle, tendon, ligament, joint and internal organ in the entire body, giving you an incredible sense of well being.
New students are welcome in all classes! No previous yoga experience necessary. Curious to know more about our studio? We often refer to the three most important elements when describing the critical parts to making your experience at BIkram Yoga NYC the best it can possibly be.
Each of our instructors are certified after having completed an intensive 9 week teacher training program. We provide a quality individual and group experience for every yogi offering tips for our newcomers in every class.
Our friendly and helpful managers and front desk staff are here to help you in any way possible. They'll greet you upon arrival and get you signed into class and will be there after class to help send you on your way.
Bikram Yoga NYC has a full time paid cleaning staff to help keep our facilities clean and sanitary. From the yoga rooms to the locker rooms and everything in-between, keeping our studios hygienic is very important to us.
Regular practice of Bikram yoga has given me numerous health benefits. Flexibility, and strength of various joints, ligaments and tendons - just to name a few. Not only strength and flexibility, this series of postures is excellent for working of various internal organs. I can't emphasize more about the physical well being this has given to me. I never considered myself in good shape before I started practicing Bikram Yoga. Now I do!!
"During my trial, I cooked dinner at night instead of eating out with friends; ate very light meals; slept better during that week than in the past 10 years; I stopped drinking & I lost about 8lbs. My weight has been fluctuating tremendously in the past 9 years and I truly believe that Bikram Yoga is the best way to maintain it at a healthy number & slowly but surely change a few lifestyle choices for a long-term overall health improvement."
I started practicing at BIKRAM YOGA NYC Midtown in 2007, and it is my home studio. A few years ago, I was taking my final savasana (corpse pose/ final rest) and had a simple realization. I will be doing this for the rest of my life. I feel this realization came to me, in part, due to the energy, and non judgmental treatment I have received from the studio's management and ownership and the other students. Life in NYC can be challenging, but BIKRAM YOGA NYC is a place I can go to recharge, relax, work, and heal. I gave myself the gift of life.
I walked in a little nervous but Gerardo was so pleasant and helpful and encouraging. I wish every business had a Gerardo. He's a great energy to greet people and a great yoga instructor. It was my first time ever doing Bikram Yoga and he made me feel at ease and welcomed. Other patrons were so friendly and helpful. It was an experience I will never forget and am looking forward to returning.
One Bikram Yoga class consists of 26 postures and two breathing exercises. The standing series warm-up is comprised of 13 postures and runs the first two-thirds of class. After a short break (savasana) the last one-third, the 13 posture floor series begins. Take a few minutes to read about some of these postures so you arrive prepared and know what to expect in class.
Bikram Yoga NYC has 7 yoga rooms spread across 4 locations in Manhattan. Each studio is equipped with full locker room and shower facilities for both Men and Women.
This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to a yoga class. Yoga is not about how flexible you are, but about strengthening your body and spine in all directions. All that matters is that you try the right way, go to your personal “edge” and you will get 100% of the benefit!
The room is intentionally heated to warm your muscles and allow you to work deeper and safer. The heat also heals, helps prevent injuries and promotes sweating which flushes toxins from your body.
No matter what your level of fitness, you will find Bikram yoga very challenging. Each posture combines flexibility, strength and balance to work your whole body from your bones to your skin. With presistence, patience and dedication, you can lose inches and develop muscle tone and strength that might never come from other forms of exercise.
There are unlimited benefits to Bikram yoga. It reduces stress, increases blood circulation and improves strength and flexibility. A regular practice (at least three times a week) can reduce the symptoms of many chronic diseases (i.e. arthritis, diabetes and thyroid disorders). It also promotes relaxation.
Women should wear shorts or thin cotton leggings and leotard, jog bra or halter top. Men should wear shorts or bathing trunks. Since the room is heated, you will want to wear something that you feel comfortable sweating in.
Since you will be sweating during class, be sure to drink plenty of water before, during and after class. Including electrolytes in your hydration routine such as coconut water, watermelon juice or electrolyte supplements will make for a great class!
We recommend that you do not eat a full meal at least 2 hours before class. If you are hungry, however, we recommend a light snack such as a banana or energy bar.
We recommend that student remove any makeup and/or lotions before class. Many of the postures require students to grip their feet or legs, which can prove difficult when there is lotion on the body.
When class concludes you will be lying in Savasana on your back. Typically, a new student’s first reaction is to get get up and leave the room as soon as the instructor has finished. But hold on. Savasana is when your body gets to recuperate and recover. The longer you stay in savasana, the more your heart rate and breath returns to normal. It also helps to relieve stress and strain both mentally and physically and has incredible healing powers.
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