Our first two blog posts introduced Bikram yoga, and now we're getting into the nitty-gritty of how the 26 specific postures in the Bikram sequence can improve your running performance.Practising yoga in the heat brings huge benefits, but the flipside of the 104 degrees farenheit...
If you've ever been to a gym class and done the cool down stretching afterwards you may already be familiar with the Bhujingasana, which is Sanskrit for Cobra pose. As with all the Bikram poses it has multiple benefits, including relieving back pain
bit of wonder stretch. It works every part of you and there are no parts of the body that are not given a good going over. There's no respite."As well as working your muscles, joints and tendons it also strengthen the heart, lungs and cardiovascular
be no gap between arms and ears at any time.2. Stretch straight upwards as though you are being pulled up by a string at the top of your head.3. The sideways lean. Lean down to the right, pulling your arms down to the right and sticking your hips out
If there's one pose that every single beginner fancies their chances at mastering with little effort it's Savasana.Sanskrit for 'Death Pose', it essentially involves, um, playing dead essentially. It's the halfway point of the 26 poses and signals the change over from the standin...
Want better sex? Relax, we're not spamming you with a dodgy 'herbal viagra' offer. It's actually the next pose in the Bikram sequence which could boost your sex life and more besides.Garudasana, or the Eagle Pose, is the only posture that opens up the 14 largest joints in the ske...
Stretching is a runner's sweet dream and worst nightmare rolled into one. Why? Because it stretches the hamstring group, easing muscle inflammation which causes dreaded sciatic nerve pain. If by a stroke of luck you're one of the few runners without shortened
On the home straight of the Bikram yoga series of postures, Janushirasana (head to knee pose) allows for a final spine and hamstring stretch, allowing you to maximise all the losening up work done in the previous 90 minutes of the class
.Ardha Kurmasana stretches the back and shoulders, and creates a stretch in the ribcage which allows full expansion of the lungs during breathing.Ardha Kurmasana: Step by Step1. Kneel down at the back of your mat with your feet and knees together. Inhale
This is one of the better-known stretches in the Bikram sequence, being a popular addendum to gym classes up and down the country. For my part, I’ve been doing this one since my Saturday league football playing days. Mind you, as a moody teenager
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