73890 El Paseo, St R6-7 Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 776-1440. Classes 7 days a week.

The Postures

Credits: BikramYoga.com & Bikram Yoga NYC

Standing Deep Breathing

  • Mental relaxation
  • Detoxification
  • Works the nervous, respiratory and circulatory systems

Half Moon Pose

  • Helps lower back pain, constipation, obesity of stomach, bronchi distress, scoliotic, deformities, frozen shoulders
  • Works deltoid, trapezius, pectoralis major and hamstings
  • Exercise the colon, pancreas and kidney

Awkward Pose

  • Helps to open pelvic area, alleves joint pain and arthritis of the knees, strengthens lower limbs, relieves sciatica, improves flexibility in toes and ankles
  • Works quadriceps and deltoids

Eagle Pose

  • Strengthens lower extremities, joint mobility for hip girdle and all 12 major joints. By creating pressure in the joints and releasing allows fresh blood supply to flow in.
  • Control of sexual energies, improves function of central nervous system

Standing Head to Knee

  • Improves concentration, avoids sciatica by improving circulation and flexibility, reduces diabetes, strengthens back muscles and nerves
  • Works the muscular, skeletal, reproductive and digestive systems

Standing Bow Pose

  • Increases circulation to the heart and lungs
  • Improves elasticity of the spine by compressing the spine
  • Helps with lower back pain
  • Opens diaphram and lungs

Balancing Stick

  • Increases blood flow all over the body at the same time
  • Clears arteries
  • Builds strength in lower extremities
  • Works the pancreas, kidney and spleen
  • Works muscular, reproductive, nervous, and circulatory system

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

  • Helps for constipation, abdominal obesity and hyper-acidity
  • Increases circulation to the brain and adrenal glands
  • Good for small and large intestines

Triangle Pose

  • Good for kidneys
  • Helps chemical imbalances in the system
  • Helps colitis constipation, hip and back pain, spondilitis, general mobility and menstrual disorders
  • Cardiovascular benefits
  • Works circulatory, digestive, immune and reproductive systems

Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose

  • Helps abdominal obesity, diabetes, thyroid, blood and sugar balance, pancreas and kidneys
  • Works endocrine, reproductive, and digestive systems
  • Works obliques, iliosoas, quads and deltoids, trapezius, biceps and triceps

Tree Pose

  • Creates hip and knee mobility
  • Releases abdominal tension
  • Helps inflammation of the lower back

Toe Stand

  • Creates balance in the body and the mind
  • Strengthens stomach muscles
  • Helps with arthritis, knee problems and gout pain
  • Strengthens weak joints

Dead Body Pose

  • Dead Body Pose facilitates powerful blood flow, then lets circulation return to normal, creating internal cleansing and greatly magnifying the benefits of the postures that precede it.
  • We begin to learn relaxation.

Wind-Removing Pose

  • Helps constipation, flatulence and hyper acidity
  • Massages ascending colon, descending and transverse colon

Cobra Pose

  • Decreases stiffness of the lower back
  • Improves menstrual irregularities
  • Relieves stress and fatigue, elevates mood and invigorates the heart
  • timulates organs in the abdomen, like the kidneys
  • Soothes sciatica
  • Helps to ease symptoms of asthma

Locust Pose

  • Locust Pose has many of the same benefits as Cobra, but it is even better for slipped discs and sciatica.
  • It strengthens the upper spine, and the uncomfortable stretching of the arms can actually relieve tennis elbow.
  • Locust can also help with varicose veins in the legs.

Full Locust Pose

  • Full Locust increases strength in the middle spine; it is good for scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylosis and slipped discs.
  • It opens up the rib cage and increases elasticity there.
  • It also firms the abdominal muscles, upper arms, hips and thighs.

Bow Pose

  • Bow Pose opens up the rib cage, which allows the lungs to expand more fully.
  • This 360-degree flexion of the spine revitalizes all the spinal nerves by increasing circulation, and strengthens the spine along its entire length.
  • Besides helping with all manner of back problems, Bow Pose aids digestion, fights constipation, and combats bronchitis and diabetes while improving the functioning of the large and small intestines, the liver, kidneys and spleen.

Fixed Firm Pose

  • Fixed Firm Pose strengthens and improves the flexibility of the lower spine, hips, knees and ankle joints.
  • It increases circulation to the lower limbs, and is therapeutic for lower back pain, sciatica, rheumatism and varicose veins.
  • It helps prevent hernias.

Half Tortoise Pose

  • Provides maximum relaxation
  • Cures indigestion, constipation and flatulence
  • Stretches lower part of the lungs – good for emphysema and asthma
  • Helps diabetes
  • This posture also stretches the lower part of the lungs, which is therapeutic for asthma, and counter indigestion, flatulence, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.

Camel Pose

  • Strengthens muscles in the back and shoulders
  • Produces maximum compression of the spine, stimulating the nervous system
  • Improves flexibility of the neck and spine
  • Relieves backache
  • Helps kypho-scolitic deformities

Rabbit Pose

  • Stretches spine, maximum extension – opposite of Camel
  • Helps maintain mobility and elasticity of spine and back muscles
  • Nurtures the nervous system, brings blood to the brain, helps cure depression
  • Helps diabetes
  • Helps with colds, sinus problems, chronic tonsillitis, sore throats and strep throat
  • Good for thyroid, parathyroid and larynx

Head to Knee Pose and Stretching Pose
Janushirasana and Paschimotthanasana(Sanskrit)

  • Helps to balance blood sugar level, especially good for diabetes
  • Good for the immune system, stimulates the thymus
  • Improves kidney function
  • Increases circulation to the liver and the spleen, pancreas, thyroid, thymus and intestines

Spine-Twisting Pose

  • Only posture that twists the spine from top to bottom at the same time
  • Improves flexibility of spine and hip joints
  • Helps prevent slip discs
  • Increases circulation and nutrition to spinal nerves, veins and tissues
  • Helps sciatica
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps tennis elbow

Blowing in Firm Pose
Kapalbhati in Vajrasana(Sanskrit)

  • Helps to rid body of toxins
  • Good for emphysema and other respiratory ailments
  • Stengthens, massages and increases circulation to the abdominal organs and muscles, including the diaphram
  • Good against high blood pressure and good for the heart