THE 26 BIKRAM YOGA POSES AND BENEFITS (2019)

THE 26 BIKRAM YOGA POSES AND BENEFITS (2019)

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There are 26 different poses that comprise Bikram Yoga. These poses are also known as Asanas. By practicing all of these yoga poses an individual can not only exercise but invigorate the whole of the body. Each of these yoga poses can stimulate various glands within the body and they also help in rejuvenating different nerves as well as organs. The reason behind that is these poses improve the circulation of blood across the body.

However, before you start doing any of these poses, do consider the following points:

  • It is important to breathe calmly while you do different poses of Bikram Yoga.
  • The beginners at this yoga need weeks or months before their body starts to move entirely according to the poses.
  • It is highly recommended that you do all these poses in front of the mirror.
  • For additional comfort and safety, you will need a top quality yoga mat for practice.
  • All of the standing poses will warm up your body while the floor poses stretch, squeeze and twist different parts of your body.
  • For supporting the spine during those twisted poses, you have to keep your abdominal muscles engaged all the time.
  • The ideal temperature to perform all these poses is 107F but you can go for a cooler place too.

THE 26 BIKRAM ASANAS

1. STANDING DEEP BREATHING ? PRANAYAMA

Before you start your session of Bikram Yoga, you can start with the Pranayama (Standing Deep Breathing) pose.

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Benefits:

  • Expand your lungs
  • Improve the detoxification of all your organs
  • Boost your mental relaxation along with the blood flow
  • Relax your muscle

Click and watch the video demonstration of Pranayama

2. THE HALF-MOON POSE-ARDHA-CHANDRASANA

The Half Moon can strengthen all the muscles in the core of your body particularly your abdomen region.

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Benefits:

  • Strengthen all the muscles in the core of your body particularly your abdomen region
  • Flex as well as strengthen your latissimus dorsi along with deltoid, trapezius, and oblique muscles
  • Very helpful in boosting the flexibility of your spine too from your coccyx to your neck
  • Promote adequate kidney function and it will also cure or prevent any enlargement of your spleen and liver
  • Rim and firm your waistline along with your abdomen, hips thighs, and buttocks

Click and watch the video demonstration of Ardha-Chandrasana

3. THE SIT-UP POSE ? PADA-HASTHASANA

This pose is for the stretching of your spine and it also increases your flexibility.

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Benefits:

  • Stretch your spine and increase flexibility
  • Trim and firm the lower body
  • Increase spinal mobility
  • Work on the muscles, as well as tendons and ligaments of legs and, boosts the blood circulation

Click and watch the video demonstration of Pada-Hasthasana

4. THE AWKWARD POSE-UTKATASANA

Utkatasana has a tendency to shape and tone your legs effectively.

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Benefits:

  • Shape and tone your legs effectively
  • Heal those chronic cold feet
  • Help in relieving rheumatism as well as arthritis within the legs and it will assist you in curing slipped discs
  • Relief from inflammation of the lower body

Click and watch the video demonstration of Utkatasana

5. THE EAGLE POSE-GARUDASANA

Garudasana is your only Bikram Yoga posture that can open up all of the fourteen largest joints in your skeletal system.

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  • Supply fresh blood within your reproductive system
  • Boosts sexual vitality
  • Clear up any reproductive problems
  • Enhanced joint flexibility

Click and watch the video demonstration of Garudasana

6. THE HEAD-TO-KNEE POSE ? DANDAYAMANA-JANUSHIRASANA

Dandayamana-Janushirasana boosts the flexibility of your sciatic nerves.

Image for postThe Head-to-Knee Pose- Dandayamana-Janushirasana

Benefits:

  • Strengthen hamstrings along with the leg muscles
  • Work your muscles in the back as well as biceps and triceps
  • Help in squeezing or flushing out all internal organs in the abdomen
  • Good for your ovaries and uterus
  • Enhance your concentration

Click and watch the video demonstration of Dandayamana-Janushirasana

7. THE STANDING BOW POSE- DANDAYAMANA-DHANURASANA

Dandayamana-Janushirasana shifts back and forth your entire blood from one side to the other in your body.

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Benefits:

  • Develop balance and can increase the elasticity as well as the size of your rib cage
  • Firm your abdominal wall along with upper thighs
  • Improve the overall strength and flexibility of your lower spine
  • Build determination, concentration, and patience
  • Protection against lower back pain
  • Better balance

Click and watch the video demonstration of Dandayamana-Dhanurasana

8. THE BALANCING STICK POSE ? TULADANDASANA

Tuladandasana needs full balance and concentration.

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Benefits:

  • Enhanced blood flow
  • Strengthen up your heart muscles
  • Improved your concentration levels
  • Increased concentration

Click and watch the video demonstration of Tuladandasana

9. THE STANDING SEPARATE LEG STRETCHING POSE- DANDAYAMANA-BIBHAKTAPADA-PASCHIMOTTHANASANA

This yoga pose is very similar to the kryptonite in sciatica. This pose can stretch and strengthen your shriveled and crushed sciatic nerves.

Image for postThe Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose- Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Paschimotthanasana

Benefits:

  • Good for your internal organs in the abdomen along with your intestines
  • Enhance flexibility in your ankles and pelvis along with your hip joints
  • Relief from sciatic pain
  • Improve internal organ health

Click and watch the video demonstration of Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Paschimotthanasana

10. THE TRIANGLE POSE- TRIKONASANA

This pose can improve all bones, muscles, joints, tendons, and internal organs.

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Benefits:

  • Revitalize your nerves, tissues, and veins
  • Strengthen and flex the bottom five vertebrae in the pose can alleviate any of those crooked spines
  • Take care of lower back pains and rheumatism
  • Benefit your lungs and heart and can force them to work in tandem
  • Increase the flexibility of your hip and shoulder

Click and watch the video demonstration of Trikonasana

11. THE STANDING SEPARATE LEG HEAD TO KNEE POSE- DANDAYAMANA-BIBHAKTAPADA-JANUSHIRASANA

This pose can trim your waistline, abdomen, buttocks, hips, as well as thighs.

Image for postThe Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose- Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Janushirasana

Benefits:

  • Compress and massage your thyroid gland
  • Regulate your immune system as well as your metabolism
  • Improve your concentration

Click and watch the video demonstration of Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Janushirasana

12. THE TREE POSE- TADASANA

Tadasana makes your posture better as well as your balance.

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Benefits:

  • Better balance and posture
  • flex knee and ankles along with your hip joints
  • Strengthen your internal muscles (oblique)
  • Greater concentration levels
  • Save you from hernia issues

Click and watch the video demonstration of Tadasana

13. THE TOE STAND ? PADANGUSTASANA

Among the difficult poses, the Toe Stand can strengthen your knees and it is therapeutic for the rheumatism of your ankles, knees as well as feet.

Image for postThe Toe Stand- Padangustasana

Benefits:

  • Open up your hip and knee joints
  • Help in curing various hemorrhoid problems
  • Developmental strength
  • Flex the feet, hips, and knees

Click and watch the video demonstration of Padangustasana

14. THE DEAD BODY POSE ? SAVASANA

This pose can facilitate strong blood flow, which can create internal cleansing. This pose can help you with relaxation.

Image for postThe Dead Body Pose- Savasana

Benefits:

  • Improve blood flow throughout all your body
  • Promote total relaxation of your body
  • Reduce the stress level

Click and watch the video demonstration of Savasana

15. THE WIND-REMOVINGPOSE ? PAVANAMUKTASANA

Pavanamuktasana can compress and massage your ascending along with descending colon.

Image for postThe Wind-Removing Pose- Pavanamuktasana

Benefits:

  • Strengthen your arms
  • Prevent flatulence
  • Improve your hip flexibility
  • Firm your thighs and abdomen
  • Massage your transverse colon
  • Compress your digestive system
  • Increased blood flow within the lower body

Click and watch the video demonstration of Pavanamuktasana

16. THE COBRA POSE ? BHUJANGASANA

This pose can strengthen your lumbar spine and can relieve pain.

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Benefits:

  • Combat herniated discs or scoliosis
  • Improve digestion and appetite
  • Get rid of menstrual disorders
  • Raise low blood pressure
  • Bring you a stronger spine

Click and watch the video demonstration of Bhujangasana

17. THE LOCUST POSE ? SALABHASANA

Salabhasana works very similarly to the Cobra Pose.

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Benefits:

  • Better for slipped discs or sciatica
  • Improve your upper spine
  • Provide you relief from tennis elbow
  • Ease lower back pain

Click and watch the video demonstration of Salabhasana

18. THE FULL LOCUST POSE ? POORNA-SALABHASANA

This pose is similar to Salabhasana.

Image for postThe Full Locust Pose- Poorna-Salabhasana

Benefits:

  • Increase the strength in your mid-spine.
  • It is excellent for your kyphosis, scoliosis, slipped discs and spondylosis.
  • Improve flexibility of your upper back and shoulders

Click and watch the video demonstration of Poorna-Salabhasana

19. THE BOW POSE ? DHANURASANA

Dhanurasana stretches the back and shoulders.

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Benefits:

  • Open up your rib cage
  • Revitalize all your spinal nerves with increased circulation and strengthened spine
  • Fully expand your lungs
  • Strengthen your back, spine, shoulders, and core muscle

Click and watch the video demonstration of Dhanurasana

20. THE FIXED FIRM POSE ? SUPTA-VAJRASANA

Supta-Vajrasana can strengthen and improve your lower spine?s flexibility.

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Benefits:

  • Improve your knees, ankles and hip joints.
  • The circulation in your lower limbs increases and chances of hernia are reduced.
  • Protect against herniated discs

Click and watch the Video demonstration of Supta-Vajrasana

21. THE HALF TORTOISE POSE ? ARDHA-KURMASANA

Ardha-Kurmasana can help you in living longer.

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Benefits:

  • The pose is very useful for tense shoulders and necks
  • Increase the blood circulation to your brain.
  • Enhance your memory as well as your mental clarity.
  • Improve your breath

Click and watch the video demonstration of Ardha-Kurmasana

22. THE CAMEL POSE ? USTRASANA

Ustrasana can create max compression of your spine.

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Benefits:

  • Stimulate your nervous system
  • Improve your spine and neck?s flexibility
  • Relieve your backache
  • Help to reduce spinal problems including cervical spondylosis and kyphoscoliotic deformities
  • Flex your back, neck, and shoulders

Click and watch the video demonstration of Ustrasana

23. THE RABBIT POSE ? SASANGASANA

Sasangasana is similar to Ustrasana but stretches your muscles in the opposite direction.

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Benefits:

  • The max extension of your spine in this pose can increase mobility as well as elasticity
  • Increase mobility on your back muscles

Click and watch the video demonstration of Sasangasana

24. THE HEAD TO KNEE POSE & STRETCHING POSE ? JANUSHIRASANA & PASCHIMOTTHANASANA

Janushirasana & Paschimotthanasana is best suited for your lymphatic and immune systems.

Image for postThe Head to Knee Pose & Stretching Pose- Janushirasana & Paschimotthanasana

Benefits:

  • Increase blood circulation through your liver, thyroid, pancreas, thymus, intestines
  • Relieve joint pain
  • Ease sciatic pain
  • Flex the last five vertebrae of the spine

Click and watch the video demonstration of Janushirasana & Paschimotthanasana

25. THE SPINE-TWISTING POSE- ARDHA-MATSYENDRASANA

Ardha-Matsyendrasana is the only one that can twist your spine.

Image for postThe Spine-Twisting Pose- Ardha-Matsyendrasana

Benefits:

  • Increase blood circulation to all the tissues, nerves, and veins
  • Improve your spine?s elasticity
  • Relieve back pain

Click and watch the video demonstration of Ardha-Matsyendrasana

26. THE BLOWING IN FIRM POSE ? KAPALBHATI IN VAJRASANA

Kapalbhati in Vajrasana involves deep breathing.

Image for postThe Blowing in Firm Pose- Kapalbhati in Vajrasana

Benefits:

  • Improve blood circulation and digestion
  • Increase the overall elasticity of your lungs
  • Push out all carbon dioxide and will replace it with oxygen
  • Remove bodily toxins

Click and watch the video demonstration of Kapalbhati in Vajrasana

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