Yoga means union. May yoga unite you with yourself, your breath, your body and the new life you are creating.
Practicing yoga during pregnancy is one of the healthiest ways to nurture yourself and your baby. You will learn to become more patient and gentle with yourself and gain confidence in the beautiful mother you are becoming.
During your pregnancy, you and your baby are changing and growing everyday. If you have practiced yoga before, you will realise your practice also changes and grows from day to day. You will be faced with new challenges physically, emotionally and spiritually. For example, physical balance may become more difficult but your flexibility will increase.
At Bikram Yoga North Brisbane, we have introduced Rajashree’s Pregnancy Class to our schedule, practiced weekly in a non-heated environment. This series features a postures specific for pregnant women, ensuring safety and well-being of both mum and bub, Anybody experiencing a healthy pregnancy can practice Rajashree’s Pregnancy Yoga, regardless of age, experience or ability.
Prenatal yoga can reduce anxiety, stress and induce relaxing sleep by reducing cortisol levels and stress hormones in the blood. Other benefits include: increased strength, flexibility and endurance for the muscles and joints used in childbirth, toxins expelled from the body, regulation of blood pressure and sugar levels, regulation of hormones and emotions, improved circulation and reduction of water retention, improved posture and reduced back pain.
For those who have been practicing Bikram for at least 6 months before falling pregnant, Rajashree’s Pregnancy Yoga may be practiced in a regular Bikram Beginners Class. Regarding the heat, don’t be afraid. It is still healthy for your body to sweat allowing your muscles to loosen and relax. The heat also helps toxins in the body to be released. Ask the teacher where the coolest part of the room is, and don’t be afraid to sit out any poses your body (or your baby) tells you to.
Often seen as a wonderful complement to other more dynamic styles of yoga, Yin is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures held for longer periods of time – usually around three to five minutes. One of the main aims of the practice is to stretch out the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments and fascia) in order to increase circulation to these areas and improve flexibility. A focus is usually given to the lower part of the body – hips, pelvis, inner thighs, and lower spine – as these areas are especially rich in connective tissues.
Some key benefits of a regular Yin Yoga practice include:
- Stillness: calms and balances the mind and body
- Reduction in anxiety and stress
- Increased circulation
- Improved flexibility
- Fascial release
- Greater joint mobility
- Balance to the internal organs and improved flow of chia or prana through meridian stimulation
Inferno Hot Pilates
Our HOTTEST new workout, Inferno Hot Pilates is a fun, challenging, full body, low impact, high intensity workout using Pilates principles. Performed on a yoga mat & towel in a slightly heated room with energetic music. Inferno Hot Pilates is an amazing workout that strengthens muscles and burns fat without the pounding of a high impact workout. It is designed for all fitness levels. Both Men & Women love it! Inferno Hot Pilates is included with your membership and is the perfect compliment to Bikram Yoga!
Some testimonials from our Inferno Hot Pilates class include: no more back pain, less stress, better sleep, more energy, amazing fitness, shapely body, strong core, flat abs, and increased strength.
Yoga is a fun way for children to develop important skills in a supportive, non-competitive environment
Practitioners of yoga have long attested to the benefits of the practice including:
- stress and pain relief
- improved circulation and digestion
- better body alignment
- increased concentration
- improved breathing
- a sense of peace and well-being
The benefits are true for children as well!
More benefits of Yoga for kids include:
- improved strength and flexibility
- increased self confidence
- building positive self image
- nourishes creativity
- teaches self acceptance
- increases sensory awareness and body awareness
- builds coordination and balance
- expands self awareness
- develops self discipline and self control
The most important and a large focus in kids class is that Yoga is FUN
Our Kids Yoga teacher Kaz has a wonderful time with the kids – laughing, playing, dancing, and trying all kinds of new postures that are appropriate for children 3-12.
In Yoga for Kids class, there is a balance between spontaneity and structure, so that kids learn to listen as well as express themselves creatively. The basic philosophy of Kids yoga is that kids learn best while having fun. Classes interweave story, song, games and poses, allowing children to learn in a multi-sensory environment. Child are encouraged to respect and pay attention to their bodies, coming in and out of shapes when they are ready.
All children are welcome!
Come and experience a guided meditation technique to help you deeply relax, cope better with stress, relieve tension and improve your physical and mental well-being. This session feels blissful and helps you to experience perfect rest and recuperation. Fully guided breathing and meditation to transport you to place of pure relaxation of mind, body and heart.
Continual practice of Meditation provides insights into the workings of the mind and the emotions. It further helps you to develop clarity and wisdom, gaining a better understanding of life.
I’ve tried meditation and can’t stop thinking…
You’re not the only to experience this. Just like learning any new skill, meditation requires practice. Approach your practice with a beginner’s mindset, rather than expecting to be all Zen-like as you’ll just be disappointed. At first your may experience just the briefest moment of space in your mind, when for a Split second there’s no thought or inner voice talking. Over time that space gets bigger and you can experience yourself as the person behind all those thoughts.
Yin Yang Yoga
Yin is a slow paced style of yoga, with the poses held for 3-5 minutes typically. Postures are designed for promoting growth, clearing energetic blockages and enhancing circulation. Yang is more active and dynamic – such as the Bikram Beginners Yoga class – where the postures focus on developing core strength and muscle tone, balance and stamina.
The Yin Yang class is a combination of the two forms, also incorporating movement in between the postures rather than holding stagnant. This continual flow in and between the postures promotes ease, fluidity and grace in the body.
Breathing techniques are also included in this class, designed to increase vitality and to restore harmony in the natural rhythms of the body.
Please refer to our timetable for the class schedule.