What is Bikram Yoga?


Founded by Bikram Choudhury in the 1970s, Bikram Yoga is the type of yoga with a set of 26 yoga poses conducted in a room heated to 105°F at 40% humidity. Each pose is performed twice in a 90-minute class.  




Although there are other 'Hot Yoga' methods, Bikram Yoga refers specifically to founder Bikram Choudhury's sequence of poses and accompanying breathing exercises.

Go to Bikram Yoga if you want: 

Hot room 

Set routines 

Yoga poses 

Breathing exercises 

Cardio fitness 

Breath-synchronised movement 

Beginners’ yoga 


Watch a Bikram Yoga intro 


Watch a Bikram Yoga class 


Who was Bikram Yoga founded by? 

Bikram Yoga was founded by Bikram Choudhury. 


When was Bikram Yoga founded? 

Bikram Yoga was founded in the 1970s.  





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