Why is it so hot in the Bikram Classes?

The recommended temperature is minimum 105F degrees and about 40% humidity. The room is kept at this temperature or more for the following: Keeping the body from overheating (contrary to popular misconception). Protecting the muscles to allow for deeper stretching. Detoxing the body (open pores to let toxins out) Thinning the blood to clear the circulatory system. Increasing heart rate for better cardiovascular workout. Improving strength by putting muscle tissue in optimal state for reorganization. Reorganize the lipids (fat) in the muscular structure.

What should I wear?

Wear what you feel comfortable in, but close fitting clothing is best for seeing your body and your postures. For women, running or yoga shorts and a sports top. For men, close fitting shorts. Men may also wear a t-shirt.

Will I lose weight?

With persistence, patience, and dedication, you can lose inches and develop muscle tone and strength that might never come from other forms of exercise. Most people do not experience dramatic weight loss according to a scale because as you are losing fat, you are building muscle mass. What you will see is a general slimming all over: your clothes fit better, your posture is better, and you feel amazing overall.

I’ve never practiced yoga before, will I be O.K.?

Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class is a scientifically designed series of 26 Hatha yoga postures and 2 breathing exercises. It is a challenging class, but is perfect for everyone from the absolute beginner to the most experienced practitioner. All that is required is that you do the best that you can, for yourself, for that day. If you work the right way and give it your 100% effort, you will get 100% benefits from the class.

How many times a week should I come to class?

Ideally, you want to practice 7 days a week. However we know with today’s busy and hectic lifestyles a minimum of 3 times per week and a maximum of 6 is what it takes to see and feel both physical and mental changes. We do suggest that you take as many classes as you can during your intro week to get your body and your mind acclimated to the environment and to really feel the benefits.

Are all of your teachers certified?

Yes, all of our teachers at Bikram Yoga Roslyn have been trained and certified by Bikram Choudhury, the creator of Bikram Yoga. This is to ensure that the methods and philosophy are preserved and properly taught. To be certified as an instructor in the Bikram Method of Yoga, an instructor must complete an intensive nine-week training session requiring over 500 hours of study. A studio guided by a Certified Instructor provides the best possible instruction in the Bikram Method.

Bikram Yoga Instructor Assisting Male Student in Class at Bikram Yoga Roslyn
Yoga Class in Session at Bikram Yoga Roslyn in Roslyn, NY
Bikram Yoga Class in Session at Bikram Yoga Roslyn in Roslyn, NY