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Triangle Pose Trikonasana Bikram Hot Yoga

Triangle Pose in Bikram Yoga simplified for newbies.

December 26, 2021 4 min read

 

Triangle Pose in Bikram Yoga

 

    Trikonasana or Triangle Pose is the master Posture of the Bikram Hot Yoga Series. Trikonasana in Sanskrit is broken down into three parts: Tri has the meaning of "three," Kona has the definition of "angle," and Asana defines "pose." The Triangle Pose is part of the standing series that helps open and stretch your hips and is excellent for strengthening the legs and stretching and strengthening the whole body, including the spine, neck, shoulders, and arms. The Triangle Pose stretches and massages all of your inner organs and helps your heart and lungs work more closely together.


 Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose  Bikram Yoga

Standing Separate Leg Stretching in Bikram Yoga benefits

December 26, 2021 5 min read

 

What is Standing Separate Leg Stretching in  Bikram Hot Yoga ?

 

 

  The Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose in Bikram Hot Yoga Series is the 9th posture and comes just before Triangle Pose, the Master Posture of the series. The name of Standing Separate Leg Stretching in Sanskrit is Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Paschimotthanasana. It is a tongue twister, but it is translated from Sanskrit to English as follows: Danda means "stick" or "staff," and Yamana has the definition of "balancing" or "meaning."

  During the Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose, you will notice and feel a stretching and lengthening sensation throughout the back of the body from your heels to the top of your neck. You will also see compression and a shortening of the muscles in the front of the body. This will lead to a massaging and movement of all of your inner organs and the digestive system.


Balancing Stick Bikram Hot Yoga

Bikram Balancing Stick Pose. How it's done.

December 26, 2021 4 min read

 

Tuladandasana: Bikram Balancing Stick Pose

 

  The quickest posture in the  Hot Yoga Series is the Bikram Balancing Stick Pose, the Balancing Stick or another name for it is the Balancing Staff. The Sanskrit name is Tuladandasana which breaks down in English as follows: Tula has the translation into English of "Balance," Danda has the meaning of "Stick" or "Staff." Asana has the meaning in English of "Pose." Another name for this posture is Warrior 3 or Virabhadrasana 3. Vira means "Warrior" or "Hero," Bhadra has the meaning of "Friend," and of course, Asana has the meaning in English of "Pose." Balancing Stick is the final posture in the Balancing Series portion of Bikram Hot Yoga.


Standing Bow Pose Bikram Hot Yoga

Bikram Standing Bow. Here is the break down.

December 26, 2021 5 min read

 

What is Bikram Standing Bow ?

 

    The Bikram  Standing Bow Pose in the Hot Yoga Series is a posture I have been struggling with lately, and I have been trying to get my head around it. Picking up your foot and bringing it back reverses the motion of the body that we do all day, and you can feel uncomfortable if you are not used to doing the pose. The Standing Bow Pose translates into Sanskrit as Dandayamana Dhanurasana. The word Dandayamana Dhanurasana is broken down as follows: Danda means "Stick" or "Staff," Yamana has the meaning of "Restraint," Dhanur translates into English as "Bow" and Asana means "Posture" or "Seat."


 Standing Separate Forehead to knee Bikram Hot Yoga

How do you do Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee. Lets find out.

December 26, 2021 4 min read

 

Standing Separate Leg Head To Knee

 

 

 The Standing Separate Leg Head To Knee pose in the Bikram Yoga Hot Yoga Series is a challenging posture that works the entire body, which can be intimidating when you first do it. I used to dread this posture when I first started my Bikram Practice until I understood it now; it is one of my favorite postures. The meaning of Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Janushirsasana goes as follows: Danda means either stick or staff, Yamana has the meaning in English of balancing. The posture can be as overwhelming as the Sanskrit name of the pose until you understand that you do not need to do the whole posture with any yoga pose to get the benefits. You just need to do small bits, and if you do it consistently, you will be amazed at how quickly it develops.  


The Eagle pose in the Bikram Series explained

The Eagle pose in the Bikram Series explained

December 26, 2021 4 min read

 

Eagle pose in the Bikram Series  defined.

  The Eagle pose in the Bikram Series , which translates to Garudasana in Sanskrit, is a posture  that opens up each and every joint in the body. This can be a challenging posture to get into at first, so depending on the instructor you see, you may want to bring a towel or belt to help complete the grip of the pose. Some instructors will be ok with you using a prop to help you get into the posture, while other yoga instructors will give you some modifications, which I will go over shortly in this article. Do not stress about this; just understand, do what the instructor teaching the class you are in is asking and do the best you can to the best of your ability.


Pranayama Breathing Bikram Hot Yoga

Pranayama Breathing in the Bikram Hot Yoga Series

December 21, 2021 5 min read

 

Pranayama Breathing in the Bikram Hot Yoga Series. What is it?

 

 The opening breathing exercise of the Bikram Hot Yoga series is the Pranayama Breathing exercise or Life Force Control ; it teaches you how to control your breathing better and helps unify your mind and the physical body. The breath is the only bodily process we have any conscious control over, making it a unique and vital function. In the world of yoga, the breath is what connects the mind, body, and spirit. The rest of our bodily functions operate from the subconscious and work on autopilot without putting too much thought into them


Awkward Pose Utkatasana Bikram  Hot Yoga

Awkward Pose for dummies

November 09, 2021 5 min read

 

Awkward  Pose (Utkatasana)

 The Awkward Pose is a three-part pose in the Bikram Hot Yoga Series also  called Chair Pose. This postures name in Sanskrit is Utkatasana, translated into English meaning Powerful Pose. In the Bikram Series  the Awkward Pose is between the Half Moon Hands to feet and Eagles Poses. You really need to focus on your breath in this pose especially the third part or you will really struggle doing Awkward. If you do not breathe properly you will quickly find out why this posture is called Awkward. Lets go over each part of Awkward and do them in order.


Half Moon with Hands to Feet Posture Bikram  Yoga

Half Moon with Hands to Feet in Bikram Hot Yoga. A how to.

October 19, 2021 9 min read

 

Half Moon with Hands to Feet

( Ardha Chandrasana with Pada Hastasana)

 

   The opening posture of the Bikram Hot Yoga Series after Pranayama Breathing is Half Moon with Hands to Feet Posture. The Sanskrit name for the pose is Ardha Chandrasana with Pada Hastasana which is defined in English as Ardha meaning "half", Chandra meaning "moon", Asana translates to "seat" or "posture". Pada Hastasana translates from Sanskrit to English as Pada meaning "foot", Hasta means "hand" and once again Asana is "seat" or "posture". It is a four part posture which includes a side bend on each side of the body called Half Moon. Following doing both sides of the body in Half Moon you do a back bend and finally a forward fold  with hands to feet. The pose moves and stretches the whole body especially the spine in each direction. To simplify things we are going to break this post into three separate sections starting with Half Moon.



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