Bikram Yoga (90 Minute open eye meditation)
Bikram in my opinion is one of the most powerful healing strategies one can apply to his/her health. It is a combination of meditation, mindfulness, yoga, sauna (internal organ massage) and much more. It is an extremely effective modality for all illnesses and life challenges such as quitting smoking or depression. Bikram Yoga, also referred to as “hot yoga”, is a healing method of yoga that includes a sequence of 26 postures, performed in a yoga studio heated to 40 degrees Celsius. The postures, combined with the heated environment, are designed to systematically work every part of the body and can help with thyroid problems to weight loss, stress to insomnia, diabetes to knee problems, kidney conditions to heart disease, depression to blood pressure, arthritis to back pain, allowing you to maintain exceptional health for years to come.
Bikram Choudhury is the founder of the worldwide Yoga College of India™. Born in Calcutta in 1946, Bikram began Yoga at the age of four with India’s most-renowned physical culturist at that time, Bishnu Ghosh, the younger brother of Paramahansa Yogananda (Author of the most popular book on Yoga, The Autobiography of a Yogi, and founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles). At seventeen, an injury to his knee during a weight-lifting accident brought the prediction from leading European doctors that he would never walk again. Not accepting their pronouncement, he had himself carried back to Bishnu Ghosh’s school, for he knew that if anyone could help to heal his knee, it was his teacher. Six months later, his knee had totally recovered. Ghosh was a celebrated physical culturist and the first to scientifically document Yoga’s ability to cure chronic physical ailments and heal the body. Bikram later on devised the 26 postures sequence, which work irrespective of age groups. These 26 postures series has a profound healing power on your body and mind. He founded Bikram’s Yoga College of India. Bikram has shown the light of healthy life to millions of people around the world.