Check out our new class!
FRANK’S CORE HOT YOGA
It’s every Wednesday 6:30pm–7:30pm.
All the Bikram Poses PLUS a core workout in the hot room. 60 minutes of flowing strength and toning.
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AND THERE'S EVEN MORE STYLES TO PRACTICE
VINYASA AND YIN
Vinyasa Yoga is movement synchronized to the breath. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you flow from one pose to the next in time with an inhale or an exhale.
Vinyasa’s strength is in its diversity. There is no single philosophy, rulebook, or sequence that teachers must follow, so there is a lot of room for individual personalities.
In Yin Yoga, poses are held for several minutes at a time in order to the stretch the connective tissue around the joints. Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.
A more meditative approach to yoga, yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.
BIKRAM'S BEGINNER HATHA YOGA
Bikram’s Beginning Hatha Yoga Class is a comprehensive 90-minute class consisting of a series of 26 Asanas (postures)and 2 breathing exercises, developed by Yogiraj Bikram Choudhury in the 1960’s, brought to the USA by Bikram in 1973, and taught and practiced around the world, more and more, ever since. Each posture is done twice with a Savasana (rest pose) between each, holding to the 3 primary principles of Hatha Yoga as explained in the introduction to Bikram’s book.
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The class is practiced in a heated room, to promote cellular metabolism, detoxification, and suppleness of the muscular system, providing a greater level of safety when doing the poses.
It is a beginning class; anybody can do it — any age, size, shape, condition, background, and problem. It’s accessible and non-exclusive. We do only beginning Yoga postures — nothing that can hurt or injure you.
The postures are held still at maximum effort, not in continuous movement, again a primary principle of Hatha Yoga (Asanas). Although the first emphasis is on the correctness and safety of the postures, the Class is very challenging and you will have to make demands of yourself.
It requires tremendous concentration, careful listening to the teacher’s dialogue (precise instructions), patience, determination, trust, and discipline. As these are required of you, they also develop within you.
Although the first emphasis is on the correctness and safety of the postures, the Class is very challenging and you will have to make demands of yourself. It requires tremendous concentration, careful listening to the teacher’s dialogue (precise instructions), patience, determination, trust, and discipline. As these are required of you, they also develop within you.
The Therapeutic, Curative, Preventive, and overall Health Benefits of Bikram’s system of Yoga are legendary.
Since Bikram’s 3 year Research Project with Doctors at the Tokyo University Medical School (Japan, 1970-73), studying the effects of Yoga, countless people have practiced Bikram’s Yoga to overcome chronic problems of all kinds.
It takes practice, consistency, and a determination not to give up and to “try the right way,” to gain the full life-enhancing effects of the Yoga practice.
With Bikram’s Yoga, you develop the foundation for anything you want to achieve and maintain in life — athletically, professionally, physically, mentally, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually.
At Bikram’s Yoga College of India in Astoria Queens, as at all the Schools that teach Bikram’s with the integrity and consistency that Bikram insists his teachers hold to, you will discover the “Key to the Kingdom of Health.”
You will be encouraged to challenge yourself to improve, make better, and maintain your health, your spine, and your life. Bikram’s guru, Bishnu Ghosh, said “Never too late, never too old, never too bad” and Bikram then added “never too sick…to start from the scratch once again.”
Please visit Bikram’s website for more about Bikram and his Yoga system: www.bikramyoga.com