Yoga Duluth Classes
About Bikram Yoga
Yoga Duluth – “Never Too Bad, Never Too Old, Never Too Sick, Never Too Late, To Start from Scratch, And Begin Again.” Bikram Yoga is a challenging series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises, suitable for all ages and all levels of ability. Each posture strengthens, stretches, and prepares specific muscles, ligaments, and joints needed for the next posture. The Bikram method also stimulates the organs, glands, and nerves, moving fresh oxygenated blood to 100% of the body restoring all systems to a healthy working order. Bikram Choudhury scientifically designed this 90-minute program to deliver total health through the balancing and strengthening of every system in the body in order to prevent illness and injury, promote weight loss, and limit the effects of aging.
The series of postures also improves concentration, patience, strong determination, and self-control to increase mental clarity and reduce stress. On average burning anywhere from 300-700 calories per 90 minute class. Bikram Yoga Duluth is done in a heated room to warm your muscles, prevent injury, allow a deeper workout and cleanse the body by flushing toxins.
Many people feel a little nervous or intimidated initially. Don’t worry! Bikram is designed for beginners. Take it easy your first class, when you need to lay on your mat (savasana), and do what you can! By doing even one percent of each posture, you are replenishing areas of the body with fresh blood and oxygen and still getting the benefits of the practice. The heat reduces risk of injury, increases your body’s elasticity, and releases toxins through perspiration.
The instructor is there to guide you, so feel free to ask questions before or after class. Everyone in the room is focused inwards— on their practice, meditation, and personal journey. It’s important to listen to your body and breath. Yoga breathing is inhaling and exhaling through your nose, and engaging your diaphragm.
- Arrive 15-20 minutes before class
- Bring or rent a mat, towel, and water bottle
- Hydrate throughout the day, to avoid dizziness from drinking a lot of water during class (water can take more than 20 minutes for your body to absorb)
- Wear light, comfortable clothing, and avoid using perfumes/scented products
What to expect after class
It’s normal to feel tired after class— this is a sign your body is cleansing. You may also feel very energized right away. It’s a good idea to take your second class within 24 hours, as this will help avoid much of the soreness from the first class. Everyday is different, so don’t judge yourself if you can’t repeat what you did the day before. Listen and love your body for what it can do each day.
For more information about all of our Yoga Duluth classes please give us a call: 218-464-4941