Postures & Benefits

Standing Deep Breathing Pranayama - Bikram Yoga Concord

Standing Deep Breathing - Pranayama

Standing Deep Breathing

  • Good for the lungs and respiratory system
  • Helps lungs reach their maximum expansion capacity
  • Helps to prevent asthma, shortness of breath, bronchitis, emphysema and good for nervousness
  • Increases circulation of oxygenated blood throughout the body
  • Loosens tight, frozen shoulders
  • Relaxes the mind
 
Half Moon Pose Ardha Chandrasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Half Moon Pose - Ardha Chandrasana

Half Moon and Backward Bending Pose

  • Gives quick energy and vitality
  • Heats up the body
  • Trims and tones abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks
  • Improves flexibility of the spine and realigns spine
  • Promotes proper kidney function
 

Backward Bend - Half Moon Pose - Ardha Chandrasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Backward Bend - Half Moon Pose - Ardha Chandrasana

Hands To Feet - Pada Hasthasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Hands To Feet - Pada Hasthasana

Hands to Feet Pose

  • Improves flexibility of the spine
  • Improves circulation to brain and legs
 
Awkward Pose Utkatasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Awkward Pose - Utkatasana

Awkward Pose

  • Strengthens arms and legs, as well as abdominal muscles; trims body
  • Improves circulation to knees and ankles; good for arthritis and gout
  • Helps to cure slipped discs and other problems in the lower spine
  • Works concentration, willpower, and tolerance
  • Increases flexibility of hip joint
 
Eagle Pose Garurasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Eagle Pose - Garurasana

Eagle Pose

  • Improves flexibility of the 12 major joints in the body
  • Brings blood to the sexual organs; improves sexual vitality
  • Flushes out the kidneys
  • Relieves tension in neck and shoulders
  • Firms legs, arms, and abdominal muscles
  • Prevents vericose veins
 
Standing Head To Knee Dandayamana Janushirasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Standing Head To Knee - Dandayamana Janushirasana

Standing Head to Knee Pose

  • Develops concentration, determination, and patience
  • Improves flexibility of the sciatic nerves and strengthens hamstrings and leg muscles
  • Squeezes and flushes out reproductive and digestive systems
  • Good for the cardiovascular system
 
Standing Bow Pose - Dandayamana Dhanurasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Standing Bow Pose - Dandayamana Dhanurasana

Standing Bow Pose

  • Increases circulation to the heart and lungs
  • Improves elasticity of the spine, rib cage, and lungs
  • Develops balance and strength in thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen
  • Builds patience, determination, and concentration
  • Activates digestive system
 
Balancing Stick - Tuladandasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Balancing Stick - Tuladandasana

Balancing Stick Pose

  • Increases blood flow all over the body
  • Preventative posture for future cardiac problems by helping to clear blockages in arteries and strengthening heart muscle
  • Total spine stretch
  • Good for varicose veins
  • Builds strength in lower extremities
  • Helps correct poor posture
 
Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose - Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Paschimotthanasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose - Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Paschimotthanasana

Separate Leg Stretching Pose

  • Increases circulation to the brain and adrenal glands
  • Strengthens the diaphragm
  • Reduces tension in lower back muscles and stretches sciatic nerves
  • Massages internal abdominal organs and intestines
  • Improves hip flexibility
  • Combats depression
 
Triangle Pose - Trikanasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Triangle Pose - Trikanasana

Triangle Pose

  • Whole body is effected – bones, muscles, nerves, veins, and tissues
  • Changes chemical imbalances in the body
  • Alleviates “saddlebags” and firms thighs
  • Chronic disease management by regenerating healthy tissue
  • Increases flexibility and mobility of hip joint
  • Strengthens the last five vertebrae of the spine
 
Standing Separate Leg Head To Knee Pose - Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Janushirasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Standing Separate Leg Head To Knee Pose - Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Janushirasana

Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose

  • Good for depression, loss of memory, abdominal obesity, diabetes, goiter, and blood sugar balance
  • Trims the abdomen, waistline, hips, thighs, and buttocks
  • Compresses the thyroid gland – helps to regulate metabolism and the immune system
  • Improves circulation to brain and legs
  • Good for memory and mental clarity
 
Tree Pose - Tadasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Tree Pose - Tadasana

Tree Pose

  • Creates hip and knee flexibility
  • Releases abdominal tension
  • Total body traction with all joints
  • Improves posture and balance
 
Toe Stand - Padangustasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Toe Stand - Padangustasana

Toe Stand

  • Good for arthritis, rheumatism, circulatory disorders, and lower extremity weakness, especially feet
  • Creates body mind balance
 
Dead Body Pose - Savasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Dead Body Pose - Savasana

Dead Body Pose

  • Allows circulation to return back to normal to entire body creating internal cleansing
  • Helps reduce anxiety and irritability; reduces stress
 
Wind Removing Pose - Pavanamuktasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Wind Removing Pose - Pavanamuktasana

Wind Removing Pose

  • Compression good for the digestive system – anti-flatulence, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome
  • Stretches hips, back; good for low back pain
  • Strengthens arms and firms abdomen and thighs
 
Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Cobra Pose - Bhujangasana

Cobra Pose

  • Increases spine strength in the lower spine – combating pain, slipped or herniated discs and arthritis in that region
  • Good for digestion, hunchback, scoliosis, low back pain, high blood pressure, menstrual disorders
  • Opens rib cage, allowing for expansion of lungs
  • Helps relieve menstrual problems
  • Strengthens hips, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen
 
Locust Pose - Salabhasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Locust Pose - Salabhasana

Locust Pose

  • Strengthens the upper spine
  • Good for gout, low back pain, low blood pressure, scoliosis, hunchback, slipped disc, spondylosis, menstrual disorders, tennis elbow, and varicose veins
  • Improves digestion
 
Full Locust Pose - Poorna Salabhasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Full Locust Pose - Poorna Salabhasana

Full Locust Pose

  • Strengthens the middle spine – good for scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylosis, and slipped discs
  • Increases elasticity of rib cage
  • Firms hips, thighs, abdominal muscles, and upper arms
  • Improves digestion
  • Strengthens immune system
 
Bow Pose - Dhanurasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Bow Pose - Dhanurasana

Bow Pose

  • Revitalizes all spinal nerves by increasing circulation
  • Strengthens entire spine and relieves back pain
  • Aids digestion, fights constipation, improves functioning of intestines
  • Good for bronchitis, obstructive lung disease, diabetes
  • Increases flexibility of shoulders
 
Fixed Firm Pose - Supta Vajrasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Fixed Firm Pose - Supta Vajrasana

Fixed Firm Pose

  • Increases circulation to the lower limbs
  • Strengthens and improves flexibility of the lower spine, hips, knees, and ankle joints
  • Good for low back pain, sciatica, gout, rheumatism, and varicose veins
  • Helps prevent hernia and vericose veins
  • Strengthens psoas muscles
  • Can bring full range of motion back to knees
 
Half Tortoise Pose - Ardha Kurmasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Half Tortoise Pose - Ardha Kurmasana

Half Tortoise Pose

  • Stretches lower part of the lungs – good for asthma
  • Relieves neck and shoulder tension, low back pain, and firms abdomen and thighs
  • Increases blood flow to the brain; good for memory and mental clarity
  • Good for gout, indigestion, flatulence, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome by massaging abdominal organs
  • Stretches spine
 
Camel Pose - Ustrasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Camel Pose - Ustrasana

Camel Pose

  • Creates maximum compression of the spine which stimulates the nervous system
  • Improves flexibility of the neck and spine, relieves backache, helps with spine irregularities
  • Stretches abdominal organs, throat, thyroid and parathyroid glands
  • Reduces stress by compressing adrenal glands and kidneys
  • Good for combating depression
 
Rabbit Pose - Sasangasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Rabbit Pose - Sasangasana

Rabbit Pose

  • Through maximum extension of the spine, increases mobility and elasticity of spine and back muscles
  • Good for depression, headaches, insomnia, diabetes, and respiratory illness
  • Relieves tension in neck, shoulders, and back muscles
  • Helps alleviate colds, sinus problems, and chronic tonsillitis through compression of thyroid and parathyroid
 
Head To Knee Pose And Stretching Pose - Janushirasana And Paschimotthanasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Head To Knee Pose And Stretching Pose - Janushirasana And Paschimotthanasana

Head to Knee with Stretching

  • Improves flexibility of the sciatic nerve and joints of the ankle, knees hips, shoulders, elbows, wrists
  • Increases flexibility of the last 5 vertebrae of the spine
  • Excellent for the immune and lymphatic systems
  • Increases circulation to the liver, spleen, pancreas, thyroid, thymus, intestines
  • Good for arthritis
 
Spine Twisting Pose - Ardha Matsyendrasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Spine Twisting Pose - Ardha Matsyendrasana

Spine Twisting Pose

  • Improves flexibility of the spine and hip joints, relieves back pain and helps prevent slipped discs
  • Good for low back pain, kyphosis (round back), scoliosis, cervical spondylosis and arthritis
  • Increases circulation to the spinal nerves, veins, and tissues
  • Calms the nervous system
 
Blowing In Firm Pose - Kapalbhati In Vajrasana - Bikram Yoga Concord

Blowing In Firm Pose - Kapalbhati In Vajrasana

Blowing in Firm

  • Increases the elasticity of the lungs
  • Strengthens abdomen and increases circulation to abdominal organs
  • Stimulates the digestive system
  • Improves mental clarity and alertness
 

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