The Poses of Bikram Yoga

Bikram Posture Guide PosterThe Poses of Bikram Hot Yoga

1. Standing deep breathing pose
2. Half moon pose and hands to feet
3. Awkward pose
4. Eagle pose
5. Standing head to knee pose
6. Standing bow pulling pose
7. Balancing stick pose
8. Standing separate leg stretching pose
9. Triangle pose
10. Standing separate leg head to knee pose
11. Tree pose
12. Toe stand pose
13. Dead body pose
14. Wind removing pose
15. Sit up
16. Cobra pose
17. Locust pose
18. Full locust pose
19. Bow pose
20. Fixed firm pose
21. Half tortoise pose
22. Camel pose
23. Rabbit pose
24. Head to knee pose
25. Spine twisting pose
26. Blowing in Firm pose

6 thoughts on “The Poses of Bikram Yoga

  1. I love hearing about all the different poses. I’ve Googled all the poses and notice I use them in my Bikram class. These have made me feel so much stronger! I’m strengthening my core and feeling more flexible. It’s nice to know the names of the poses so I can follow along without looking at someone else in the mirror. Thanks!

  2. Hello!
    I want to ask which style of yoga is the best to start practice?and is it true that it’s not good to do yoga during menstruation?

    thank you :)

    1. Hi Galina, it depends upon what’s available to you but I would try to go to a beginners yoga or level 1 class. Look for a reputable teacher with lots of experience. Yoga is for everybody but you have to find a style that suits you. Feel free to browse the yoga styles I have listed here on my blog, but the only real way to make a good choice to try them for yourself. You may be suprised by what you feel drawn to. Also, a lot of it has to do with the teacher. My advice? Go to a lot of classes after you feel you’ve got the basics figured out. As far as yoga during your “ladies holiday” as us yogis like to call it is fine. Typically you just want to take it a little easier and if your flow is heavy avoid going upside down for long periods of time. Your body is weaker and your core will not engage as well due to hormonal changes so honor your body by waiting for the flow to lighten before inverting. Restorative or light yoga however is always recommended during this time. Hope this answers your questions! :)

      Much Love,
      Angela

  3. I just happened on your blog, I enjoyed reading through it. I find I can do Bikram yoga as it doesn’t require any weight on my hands, I have Osteoarthritis which doesn’t allow me to apply pressure or weight onto my hand. None of the poses in Bikram require that and the heat is a added plus for me. So if you try one style doesn’t fit your needs try another.

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