In addition to the Bikram beginners series (26 postures repeated twice over 90 mins) there is also Bikram advanced series: 84 postures over 90-120 mins.
Most postures are only repeated once/ All the 26 beginners postures are included and the additional 58 postures include arm balances, splits, hip openers including a lotus series, headstand, stronger backbends including full camel and full cobra.
Why the heat?
Yoga changes the construction of the body from the inside out, from bones to skin and from fingertips to toes. So before you change it, you have to heat it up to soften it, because a warm body is a flexible body. Then you can reshape the body any way you want.
Bikram Yoga flushes away the waste products, the toxins of all the glands and organs of your body. It provides a natural irrigation of the body through the circulatory system, with the help of the respiratory system. It brings nourishment to every cell of your body so that each one can perform its function and keep your body healthy. Bikram Yoga also employs heat to further that cleaning process: When you sweat, impurities are flushed out of the body through the skin.
Practicing yoga not only increases our supplies of oxygen, but it also teaches us how to use that oxygen properly – we learn to control the breath through pranayama.
About Aaed Ghanem
Aaed Ghanem (Founder of Beirut Yoga Center) is a yogi and a therapist. Aaed began practicing yoga in 1996 at the age of 15.
Aaed spent several years after words exploring many different yoga traditions visiting for this purpose many countries like India, Nepal and Thailand. He practiced many techniques including transcendental meditation by Maharishi, Silent retreats as Vipasana Meditation, Breathing with the Art of Living and The Knowledge techniques by Maharaji. He joined the teacher training program 200 hours in India at a Sivananda yoga Ashram where he studied and practiced the yoga traditions and techniques with many of its master teachers. His journey took him to a more advanced spiritual practice at the banks of Ganga, Himalaya for Sadhana Intensive course.
Later on he got also certified as BikramYoga teacher, He is as well an E-RYT 500 Hrs (Experienced registered yoga teacher) with the International Yoga Alliance.
He studied Holistic healing techniques such as Reiki, Pranic Healing and Thai Massage of different kinds.
Later on he Established together with his best friend, a Yogi and doctor Hisham Nasr “The Lotus Academy of Yoga” a registered 200 Hrs yoga school in Beirut, Lebanon. He blends the yoga postures with fluidity in motion and stillness in the Asana, sprinkling the class with humor and wisdom. He provides precise instructions, based on the 15 years of experience, study and practice of different healing and movement modalities. His class also focuses on the core of the human inner existence, using the inner body (mind and emotions) to reach a state of meditation in motion so that the outer physical body will follow and stretch, bend and feels free.
Aaed combines his enthusiasm and love of yoga with knowledge of alignment and body mechanics. His class is safe for injured, modified for the beginners, but also challenging for the advanced.
He facilitates massage, yoga workshops and retreats, Satsangs and chanting as well as guided meditations. “Promoting Happiness, Peace, Love and joy in the present moment”
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