Hot Yoga Poses

Hot Yoga Poses

What Are Yoga Poses?

While there are many different styles of hot yoga, most of the styles use similar poses. The poses used in hot yoga depend on the type, however all use a combination of moving fluidly through the poses with a technique of deep breathing. The physical movement in hot yoga is called an asana, while the breathing technique is called pranayama. When one is moving through an asana, they should focus on where and how their body is being strengthened. Also, when one is in the asana they should focus on pranayama and ensuring that the organs in the body are receiving adequate oxygen from the breathing technique.

What are the Twenty Six Bikram Yoga Poses

There are twenty-six poses that are done in sequence within Bikram yoga. The poses done in sequence and repeated twice are the hallmarks of bikram yoga. Each of the twenty-six poses are outlined below:

  1. Standing Deep Breathing
  2. Half Moon Pose
  3. Awkward Pose
  4. Eagle Pose
  5. Standing Head To Knee
  6. Standing Bow Pulling Pose
  7. Balancing Stick
  8. Standing Separate Leg Stretching
  9. Triangle Pose
  10. Standing Separate Leg/Head To Knee
  11. Tree Pose
  12. Toe Stand
  13. Corpse Pose
  14. Wind Removing Pose
  15. Sit-Up with Double Exhale
  16. Cobra Pose
  17. Locust Pose
  18. Full Locust
  19. Bow Pose
  20. Fixed Firm Pose
  21. Half Tortoise Pose
  22. Camel Pose
  23. Rabbit Pose
  24. Separate Leg Stretching Head To Knee
  25. Spine Twisting
  26. Blowing in Firm (Breath of Fire)

What Are Additional Hot Yoga Poses

Many hot yoga studios use similar poses as bikram yoga, however they may vary the sequencing or incorporate additional poses. Below are additional poses that are frequently used in hot yoga.

  • Downward Facing Dog
  • Salutation Pose
  • Crane
  • Childs Pose
  • Wheel
  • Staff Pose
  • Fetus
  • Plough
  • Crow
  • Peacock
  • Shoulder Stand
  • Auspicious Pose

Check out the basic poses used in bikram yoga in the below video.

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