Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class

Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class

Revised and Updated

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781585420209
  • 224 Pages
  • TarcherPerigee
  • Adult


Sweat, strain, laugh, and do more for your health, body, and general well-being than you even imagined possible as you take your beginning yoga class from Bikram. For more than twenty years, Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class has been among the preeminent and most beloved of all yoga guides-and now it has been revised and updated by Bikram, with virtually all-new photographs and an updated section on yoga’s medical benefits.

With nearly two hundred vivid instructional photographs, Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class is the perfect guidebook for any student of yoga, either advanced or beginner-a reference that makes Hatha yoga fun, easy, and completely understandable.

Illustrated throughout with 160 black-and-white photographs by Biswanath “Bisu” Ghosh

Table of Contents

Bikram’s Beginning Yoga ClassIntroduction
We’ve Come a Long Way
Getting Started

One: Pranayama Series
Standing Deep Breathing

Two: Ardha-Chandrasana with Pada-Hastasana
Half Moon Pose with Hands to Feet Pose

Three: Utkatasana
Awkward Pose

Four: Garurasana
Eagle Pose

Five: Dandayamana-Janushirasana
Standing Head to Knee Pose

Six: Dandayamana-Dhanurasana
Standing Bow Pulling Pose

Seven: Tuladandasana
Balancing Stick Pose

Eight: Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Paschimotthanasana
Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

Nine: Trikanasana
Triangle Pose

Ten: Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Janushirasana
Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose

Eleven: Tadasana
Tree Pose

Twelve: Padangustasana
Toe Stand Pose

Thirteen: Savasana
Dead Body Pose

Fourteen: Pavanamuktasana
Wind Removing Pose

Fifteen: Sit-Up

Sixteen: Bhujangasana
Cobra Pose

Seventeen: Salabhasana
Locust Pose

Eighteen: Poorna-Salabhasana
Full Locust Pose

Nineteen: Dhanurasana
Bow Pose

Twenty: Supta-Vajrasana
Fixed Firm Pose

Twenty-One: Ardha-Kurmasana
Half Tortoise Pose

Twenty-Two: Ustrasana
Camel Pose

Twenty-Three: Sasangasana
Rabbit Pose

Twenty-Four: Janushirasana with Paschimotthanasana
Head to Knee Pose with Stretching Pose

Twenty-Five: Ardha-Matsyendrasana
Spine Twisting Pose

Twenty-Six: Kapalbhati in Vajrasana
Blowing In Firm Pose

Maintaining Proper Yoga Practice
Medical Advisory