Bikram's Yoga with Helena

How does it work?

The postures in the series work synergistically and cumulatively to put the body back on track and in balance. The yoga builds energy, stamina, and finesse. By using ones strength against their owen flexibility and then balancing. You are realigning the skeletal structure, re balancing the tension of the muscles, tendons and ligaments, most importantly you are stretching against gravity, and creating a tourniquet effect through out the body. When you are squeezing and massaging internal organs, flushing out the cardiovascular system, and stimulating the endocrine and nervous systems, any deficient hormones and enzymes then get released as necessary. The body is self-regulating and self adjusting. It knows what and how much it needs, it just needs to be boosted when it is out of balance. Cholesterol in the blood gets regulated, and also gets blasted out of the arteries and veins; oxygen and nutrients are supplied to parts of the body that had been in "cold storage;" toxins are eliminated; the central nervous system is both energized and soothed.

The lymphatic nervous system is also flushed out and the immune system is boosted. Sexual vitality and fertility is improved. The internal organs and endocrine glands are brought back into balance and peak efficiency. The body's travel and communications channels are reopened and strengthened. Lung capacity is expanded, leading to greater vitality. Bones are strengthened. The joints are opened and lubricated. The muscles are strengthened, toned , and made more flexible. And you loose weight by stretching. By stretching the muscles you are working on the cellular level to reorganize the cell's lipids and proteins, so that the calories are actually made accessible so that they can be burned. This reorganization on the cellular level helps the body to operate at peak efficiency, which also leads to greater energy.