Tag: bikram yoga

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Half Tortoise Posture (21)

Half Tortoise is primarily a relaxation posture. It is said to enhance longevity by slowing the breathing.

Benefits:

  • Tones and strengthens muscles of the legs.
  • Increases blood flow to the brain.
  • Releases tension from shoulders and neck.
  • Increases flexibility of shoulder muscles.

Technique

Start in a kneeling position, legs together, hips on the heels, sitting upright. Raise the arms overhead

The Anatomical Position aka The Start Position

In the Bikram Yoga posture sequence, all standing postures start in the Anatomical Position, which I call, Start Position. Basically, it's just standing upright, facing forward, with your feet together and arms resting naturally by your sides.

Some Western yoga traditions use the strict medical version of this posture, which has the arms turned outwards to face the palms forward,

Lateral Half Moon Posture

This article is part of a series on the Bikram Yoga posture sequence. I will eventually add a Table of Contents linking to each of the postures.

After Standing Deep Breathing, the first posture in the Bikram Yoga series is a combined sequence of three individual postures: Lateral Half Moon; Half Moon Backbend; Hands to Feet Pose. This article is

Why I Practice Bikram Yoga (Again)

Ten minutes into my first Bikram Yoga class I hated it. The heat was overwhelming and I discovered that my body had an unnatural and obscene capacity to sweat. My eyes were burning, my clothes were heavy with sweat and I could barely breathe. I spent much of the class lying down and promising myself to never come back.

But

An Open Apology to the Women Who Were Abused by Bikram Choudhury

A Los Angeles jury recently found Bikram Choudhury liable for $924,500 in compensatory damages after finding he had subjected an employee to harassment and retaliation. The same jury later hit him with a punitive award of $6,400,000 for just generally acting like a despicable human being. There are several more women who have outstanding lawsuits that accuse