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Bikram Yoga Westboro
153 Turnpike Road
Westboro, MA 01581
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About Bikram Yoga

Traditional Bikram Yoga is the most challenging and effective exercise program in the world! The class is a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises in a heated room for 90 minutes. This method focuses on strengthening and stretching the joints of the body including your spine. With regular practice one can begin to realign the joints and increase the range of motion. Feel great, transform yourself, lose weight, and get healthier with Bikram Yoga!

Think about how much time we spend sitting down, whether it's sitting at a desk, in a car or just while having dinner. Practicing yoga can compensate for being stuck in this position for most of the day.

The human body was designed to move, so let's get moving! Come join us at any of the scheduled class times.



Frequently Asked Questions


What is Bikram Yoga?

Bikram Yoga is a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises done in a specific order, designed for our cultural problems of stress, overeating, bad posture, and aggressive lifestyles. This exact technique and series of fixed poses brings better health to anyone willing to try it. The Bikram series of yoga postures, done in the prescribed order, works synergistically to bring your body into optimal balance. Yoga is a 5000-year-old science and it is the best way of improving the body and the mind. When practicing the Bikram series, you have a physical and mental well-being that positively effects the way you see yourself in the world.


Why is the room heated?

The room is heated to keep the body from overheating (contrary to popular belief), protect muscles to allow for deeper stretching, detoxify the body (open pores to let toxins out), thin the blood to clear the circulatory system, increase heart rate for better cardiovascular workout, improve strength by putting muscle tissue in optimal state for reorganization, and reorganize lipids (fat) in the muscular structure.


I am not flexible and I have no balance, can I do this?

Yes. Yoga is not about being flexible or having great balance. You get 100% of the benefit by trying the right way and doing the best you can do that day. There is no standard or comparison except yourself.


How does Bikram Yoga work?

The body is naturally self-regulating and self-healing. It just needs to be boosted when it is out of balance. Bikram yoga provides this boost by gently stretching, squeezing, and massaging the internal organs, spine, muscles, tendons, and joints. It flushes out the cardiovascular system, and stimulates the endocrine, nervous, and reproductive systems. Toxins are eliminated. The central nervous system is both energized and soothed. The lymphatic system is flushed out and the immune system is built up.


Do you have showers?

Yes we do!


What should I bring?

For the first class a mat and towel are both complimentary, any time after that rentals will be available. The studio sells beverages.


What should I wear?

Wear something light and comfortable. Men often wear shorts or swim trunks. Women often wear shorts, tank tops, or a sports bra top.


How many times a week should I practice?

It is recommended to practice no less than 10 times per month to get the minimum benefit from Bikram Yoga. Unlike weight lifting or other forms of exercise, it is not necessary to take a "resting" day off from Bikram Yoga. The more you practice, the more benefit you get. You should consider your yoga practice as internal hygiene, you have to clean the insides to have good health. Bikram tells many new students, "come every day for the next 3 months and I will give you a new body, a new life!"


What is happening in my body during Bikram Yoga?

Muscles are contracted and stretched at a cellular, biochemical level. Lipids and proteins reorganize optimally in such stretching, allowing for better circulation. Joint mobility and range of motion increased, and strength is built by the use of gravity. Muscles and joints are balanced.

Blood and calcium are brought to the bones. Working against gravity strengthens the bones. The organs of the immune system within the bones (red marrow) are boosted.

The lymph nodes are massaged, lymph is pumped throughout the body, and white blood cells are distributed throughout the body as the lymphatic system works more efficiently.

There is compression and extension to the thymus, spleen, appendix and intestines; lungs are stretched and flushed out by blood circulation. The endocrine glands are encouraged to secrete appropriate hormones, and the communication between hormones and various glands and systems of the body is perfected. Toxins and waste are eliminated through the organs of elimination. The nerves are stimulated by compression and extension, improving communication within the systems of the body and supplying fresh blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout. The brain is stimulated by improved circulation and by varying blood pressure.




Bikram Yoga Poses and Benefits


Standing Deep Breathing

  • Expands the lungs to their full capacity
  • Increases circulation to the whole body
  • Counteracts emphysema, asthma, and other breathing problems
  • Helps regulate blood pressure
  • Exercises the nervous, respiratory and circulatory systems

Half Moon/Hands to Feet Pose

  • Revitalizes liver, spleen, pancreas and kidneys
  • Corrects bad posture
  • Helps to eleviate lower back pain, bronchial distress, scoliotic deformities, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder
  • Improves circulation in the legs and to the brain
  • Increases the flexibility of the spine, sciatic nerves, most of the tendons and ligaments of the legs
  • Strengthens and firms the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks

Awkward Pose

  • Increases circulation in the knee, toe and ankle joints
  • Relieves rheumatism, arthritis and gout in the legs
  • Helps to cure slipped disc and lumbago in the lower spine
  • Increases hip joint flexibility
  • Strengthens and firms upper arms and all muscles of thighs, calves and hips

Eagle Pose

  • Relieves tension in neck and shoulders
  • Improves sexual vitality and control
  • Improves flexibility of all 12 major joints of the body
  • Strengthens and firms legs, arms, and abdomen

Standing Head to Knee Pose

  • Develops concentration, determination and patience
  • Increases pancreatic functions
  • Helps balance blood sugar levels
  • Improves flexibility of sciatic nerve
  • Strengthens and firms abdomen, thighs, legs, upper body and arms

Standing Bow Pulling Pose

  • Flushes out kidneys helping to eliminate toxins
  • Increases the size and elasticity of the rib cage and lungs
  • Helps correct high blood pressure
  • Helps tennis elbow and frozen shoulder
  • Improves the flexibility and strength of the lower spine and most of the body's muscles
  • Improves flexibility of sciatic nerve
  • Strengthens and firms abdominal wall, upper thighs, upper arms, hips, and buttocks

Balancing Stick Pose

  • Strengthens the heart muscle and improves circulation
  • Increases lung capacity
  • Helps tennis elbow and varicose veins
  • Increases the flexibility of the spine, hip, and shoulder joints
  • Strengthens and firms arms, hips, buttocks and upper thighs

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

  • Helps functioning of the abdominal organs
  • Brings blood to the brain
  • Stretches and strengthens the sciatic nerves and tendons of the legs
  • Increases flexibility of the pelvis, ankles, hip joints and last 5 vertebrae of spine
  • Improves the muscle tone and flexibility of thighs and calves

Triangle Pose

  • Improves every muscle, joint, tendon and internal organ
  • Revitalizes nerves, veins, and tissues
  • Improves crooked spines
  • Helps correct frozen shoulder and tennis elbow
  • Increases strength and flexibility of the hip joint and of the muscles of the side of the torso
  • Strengthens and firms arms, upper thighs, waistline and hips

Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose

  • Increases blood circulation to legs and brain (helping with some types of headaches)
  • Massages internal organs
  • Helps with diabetes and hyperacidity
  • Helps relieve constipation, dyspepsia, and hemorrhoids
  • Improves flexibility of the spine, shoulders, hips, sciatic nerve
  • Strengthens and firms abdomen, waistline, hips, buttocks, upper thighs

Tree Pose

  • Improves posture and balance
  • Improves circulatory disorders
  • Relieves tension in neck and shoulders
  • Increases flexibility of ankles, knees, and hip joints
  • Strengthens internal oblique muscles to prevent hernia

Toe Stand Pose

  • Develops psycological and mental powers, especially patience
  • Helps to cure gout and rheumatism of the knees, ankles and feet
  • Helps with hemorrhoid problems
  • Strengthens stomach muscles, weak joints, and feet (which have 1/4 of all the bones in the body)

Dead Body Pose

  • Returns circulation to normal
  • Improves concentration
  • Helps reduce hypertension, nervousness, anxiety, and irritability

Wind Removing Pose

  • Massages the colon
  • Helps and prevents constipation and irritable bowel syndrome
  • Stimulates the liver, small and large intestine, and spleen
  • Improves flexibility of the hip joints and relieves lower back pain
  • Firms the abdomen, thighs and hips

Sit-up

  • Strengthens and firms the abdomen
  • Increases flexibility of the spine, hamstrings, and sciatic nerve

Cobra pose

  • Relieves back pain
  • Increases spinal strength and flexibility
  • Improves functioning of the large and small intestines, liver, kidney and spleen
  • Improves pigeon chest by opening rib cage, permitting maximum expansion of the lungs increasing oxygen intake
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps relieve lumbago, rheumatism and arthritis of the spine
  • Helps to cure gout, slipped disc, sciatica, tennis elbow
  • Helps relieve menstrual problems
  • Strengthens the immune system and revitalizes the thyroid
  • Improves flexibility of hip and shoulder joints
  • Strengthens and firms abdomen, hips, legs, buttocks and arms

Locust Pose


Full Locust Pose


Bow Pose


Fixed Firm Pose

  • Helps to cure sciatica, gout and rheumatism in the legs
  • Helps to prevent hernia
  • Strengthens and improves flexibility of lower spine, knees, and ankles
  • Firms thighs, calf muscles and strengthens the abdomen

Half Tortoise Pose

  • Provides maximum relaxation
  • Stretches lower part of the lungs increasing blood circulation to the brain
  • Good for diabetes and anemia
  • Massages heart, lungs, and coronary arteries
  • Increases flexibility of the hip and shoulder joints
  • Firms abdomen and thighs

Camel Pose

  • Stretches abdominal organs and cures constipation
  • Stretches the throat, thyroid gland and parathyroid
  • Stimulates the nervous system
  • Opens rib cage to allow for maximum expansion of the lungs
  • Maximum compression of spine improving flexibility of the neck and spine
  • Firms the abdomen and slims the waistline

Rabbit Pose

  • Maximum stretch of the spine allowing nervous system to receive proper nutrition
  • Maintains mobility and elasticity of spine
  • Nurtures the nervous system, helps with depression
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps cure sinus problems, colds and chronic tonsillitis
  • Strengthens and firms abdomen and back muscles

Head to Knee with Stretching Pose

  • Helps balance blood sugar levels
  • Improves kidney function
  • Improves digestion
  • Improves the flexibility of sciatic nerves, ankles and hip joints
  • Strengthens and firms abdomen and arms

Spine Twisting Pose

  • Increases circulation and nutrition to spinal nerves, veins, and tissues
  • Improves spinal elasticity and flexibility
  • Helps cure lumbago and rheumatism of the spine
  • Improves digestion
  • Firms abdomen, thighs and buttocks

Blowing in Firm

  • Increases circulation
  • Removes toxins
  • Strengthens all abdominal organs
  • Trims the waist line



Bikram Choudhury

Yogiraj, Bikram Choudhury, was born in Calcutta in 1946 and began doing yoga at the age of 4 with his guru Bishnu Ghosh. Bishnu Ghosh is the brother of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. At the age of 13, Bikram won the National India Yoga Championship and remained undefeated for three years. At 17, after an injury to his knee while weightlifting, doctors predicted that he would never walk again. Refusing to accept this, Bikram returned to his guru, and after six months of intense yoga therapy was healed. Bikram founded the Yoga College of India in Beverly Hills, California in 1974. Since then he has successfully brought better health and healing to millions of people and has certified hundreds of people to teach this series of yoga.

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