Moksha Yoga is a form of hot yoga that is ideal for the yoga beginner as well as the seasoned practitioner. Every Moksha Yoga class takes you through a series of strengthening and toning postures in the detoxifying calm of a heated studio. There are Moksha Yoga studios across Canada and abroad.
The Barkan Method is a style of Hatha Yoga that originated from a lineage in Calcutta, India. The Barkan Method finds its roots from this lineage in Calcutta, but also integrates postures from other styles of Yoga to create variations and even greater range of motion. The yoga classes are practiced in a heated room to stretch and strengthen various areas of the body. The practice brings vital balance and restores all systems to optimal health. Consistency will create a physical, mental and spiritual harmony that will be felt in all areas of the practitioner's life.
Our studios are heated to 40.5º C you need to have a:
Dress as light as possible. Men wear shorts or bathing suit. Women wear exercise top and shorts or a swimsuit. T-shirts are bulky; tank tops are better.
Come on an empty stomach. No food 1 to 3 hours before class. A small quantity of simple, easily digestible food is recommended for the meal prior to class.
Drink lots of water for several days before your first class if you're not in the habit of drinking water. Doctors estimate you need at least 2 liters per day for normal body maintenance. Double that for doing Bikram yoga. If you drink large quantities of caffeinated drinks or eat mostly processed foods it can effect your body's ability to tolerate the heat, so please cut down on these items in preparation for class.
You might feel very tired after class. This is absolutely normal and a good sign that your body is cleansing. Your energy levels should be restored to normal within several classes.
You might find yourself feeling extremely energetic and experience difficulty sleeping. Don't worry--this is a good sign that the yoga is truly filling you up with energy. You don't have insomnia. You just have more time to do the things you enjoy.
You might feel sore or stiff the day after your first class. Come back to class as soon as possible! Your body is waking up and coming alive and you want to keep the process going!
You might feel nauseous, dizzy or have a headache after class. This could be a sign that you are dehydrated. Please drink lots of water before returning to class. Or it could be a sign that you were trying so hard that you weren't breathing normally. Please breathe normally during every posture.
You might experience some skin irritation. This too is normal, it means that the skin is releasing toxins. Showering directly after class will wash the toxins away. It will also help normalize the body temperature.
You might feel very hungry after class for a while, or you might lose your appetite completely. Both reactions are normal. If you are concerned about your weight, don't worry too much either way. Once you get into a regular practice pattern, your appetite and your weight will normalize. You'll find yourself feeling and looking leaner and younger.
Bikram Yoga FAQs
|About Bikram Yoga|
|1. Why is it important to learn from a Bikram Yoga Certified Instructor?|
|2. How does Bikram Yoga work?|
|3. What is happening in my body during Bikram Yoga?|
|4. I feel nausous, dizzy during class and very tired after my first class. Is this normal?|
|5. What should I do about it?|
|6. How many times a week is it recommended to practice?|
|7. What is the recommended room temperature for Bikram Yoga?|
|8. If I can't get to a studio to practice in class, will I get any benefit from practicing at home in a normally heated room?|
|9. There is not a Bikram Yoga studio in my area. What is the best way to learn the postures at home?|
|10. Can you please explain 80-20 breathing and exhalation breathing?|
|11. Why are inversions not included in Bikram's series?|
|12. Is Bikram Yoga aerobic?|
|13. Does Bikram Yoga help with balancing the emotions ?|
|Should I still practice Bikram Yoga...|
|14. When Menstruating?|
|15. When Pregnant?|
|16. With High Blood Pressure?|
|17. With Asthma, Emphysema|
|18. Chronic Bronchitis?|
|19. With Arthritis?|
|20. With Back Problems?|
|21. Can I still lift weights (running, biking, doing aerobics) once I start Bikram Yoga practice?|
|22. I've been experiencing tremendous pain in my hamstrings since I've started Bikram Yoga. What should I Do?|
|23. With a proper diet is Bikram Yoga good for weight loss?|
|24. I have kidney failure due to adult onset polycystic disease and am on dialysis three times a week. How does Bikram Yoga practice help?|
|25. My back hurts after I practice Bikram Yoga. Do you have any suggestions?|
|26. I have degenerative disc disease (or bulging or herniated discs). Can I still do forward bends?|
|27. I have bad knees. I experience knee pain. Can Bikram Yoga help me?|
|28. What precautions are necessary when practicing with a hip replacement?|
|29. I have been diagnosed with plantar fascitis. My doctor tells me to wear arch supports. Can I wear them when I do Bikram Yoga?|