Bikram Yoga is a new sensation for Puneites

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Barely a year and half into Pune city , the world famous Bikram Yoga, an exponent of hot yoga has been able to successfully command a huge following for its yoga exercises not amongst the youths but across all the sections of the society . It has in a way carved out a niche for itself for its superior physical exercises and the glamour quotient associated with it. Bikram’s unique selling point being exercising in a room heated to 105°F (40.6°C) with a humidity of 40 percent and is the most popular form of hot yoga in the world.

Started by  world acclaimed Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury, the yoga classroom in run in a spacious studio fitted with the world class technological facilities aimed increasing the health quotient of its ardent practitioners numbering over two thousand alone in Pune which includes Bollywood celebs, businessmen and government officials.

So what makes the yoga exercises tick amongst Puneites and pat comes the reply from Bikram Yoga India ( Administrative Head )  Paloma Gangopadhyay that it is one of the most super efficient forms of Hot yoga where the practiotioners lose the impurities and toxins in their bodies in a very short span of time and brings them to the most perfect shape. “  Our studios where the yoga exercises take place are  built up in such a way that you always get the proper heating which help you to do your postures optimally.It detoxifies your skin and cleans out dirt from the pores, giving you that healthy glow that no amount of cosmetics can.  It increases blood circulation throughout the body ,” she added.

Bikram Yoga is a 26 postures sequence selected and developed by Bikram Choudhury from Hatha Yoga.  It has been proved and experienced by a number of  followers  that these 26 postures systematically work every part of the body, to give all the internal organs, all the veins, all the ligaments, and all the muscles everything they need to maintain optimum health and maximum function.  Each component takes care of something different in the body, and yet they all work together synergistically, contributing to the success of every other one, and extending its benefits.

Ali Daruwala, a leading businessman from Pune and an ace lover of  Bikram yoga said that he was amazed at the benefits he received by practising the 26 postures on a regular basis “ I had put on weight and have been exercising regularly. However, hot yoga exercises have helped me shed kilos in a short span of time. These exercises are very healthy, keep me fit all the time. I would urge the citizens to take up this unique yoga exercises in a big way for a healthy future ,” he added.

“Yoga takes you in the present moment. Its not just a workout its about working on yourself. Its a place where we sweat in peace.We are fortunate to have a world class Bikram Yoga centre in pune with some great teachers.” said celebrity Honaji Sanas who is regular at the studio.

Bikram Yoga in Pune is practiced under the guidance of a certified Bikram Yoga Teachers at one of the affiliated 7000 Bikram Yoga studios  and currently based in Onyx, 10th Floor, 101, Plot No. 37 which is located next To Westin Hotel in Koregaon Park .

The other health benefits
It acts as an excellent tonic for the liver and other organs, getting rid of all accumulated toxins.
It helps to relieve stress.
It gives you an excellent cardiovascular workout and helps you to burn calories and lose weight.
It boosts your digestive system, reduces craving for food and stabilizes your appetite.
It has a beneficial effect on the endocrine system thereby helping to speed up metabolism and normalize blood sugar levels.
Digestion is improved leading to less flatulence, easier bowel movements and less hyper acidity.

The class timings are as follows:
Monday to Friday
6:30am ,11:30 am,4pm, 5:45pm and 7:30pm.
Saturday :6:30 am,10am and 5pm.
Sunday :10am and 5pm.

Cebebrity practitioners of Bikram Yoga

Bollywood personalities Anil and Sonam Kapoor ,Gulshan Grover,Madonna,Shirley Maclaine,Juliet Sprouse,Quincy Jones,Abdul Kareem Jabbar,John McEnroe .