Bikram Yoga Baltimore

Posture Benefits - Standing

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Pranayama Breathing

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

Half Moon

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

  • 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

Separate Leg Stretching

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


  • 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

  • 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


  • 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
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