“The Stretch Gazette” is a special collection of weekly posts which feature popular and original Yoga articles, quotes, pictures and other inspirational material. Every Sunday, The Twisted Monkey will bring you some words of wisdom, yoga tips and facts, and highlight a specific Yoga Pose for the week. You can subscribe to “The Stretch Gazette” and receive email notifications of new posts by entering your email in the box found on the sidebar. Namaste.
Words of Wisdom
Types of Yoga
Bikram Yoga: This popular “hot yoga” was started in Los Angeles by Bikram Choudhury. Stemming from Hatha Yoga, this practice focuses on proper alignment. It is known for its standard 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises that are done in the same exact sequence each time for 90 minutes. It is best known for its 105°F (and 40% humidity) heated yoga studios. Bikram Yoga can only be taught by those who are officially certified as Bikram teachers. Because of these very restrictions, other styles of “hot yoga” classes have recently emerged and continue to gain popularity.
Pose of the Week
Bikram Yoga Sequence (26 postures)