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Bikram Yoga Mill Park

Bikram Yoga Mill ParkBikram Yoga Mill Park is Melbourne’s newest Bikram Yoga Studio, located in the heart of Melbourne North just off Plenty Road (3/16 The Link, Mill Park- behind Mill Park Library). Opened in May 2014, our contemporary and welcoming studio has been fitted with the very best flooring and a state of the art heating system, helping to provide our students with a comfortable and hygienic environment in which to practice.

Our Studio is 136 square metres in size and can comfortably hold up to 60 students per class. In addition, our Studio also includes both male and female change-rooms, with 2 showers in the male and 3 in the female, allowing you to freshen up before or after your class.

Lockers are also available for your personal belongings.

Our classes are conducted by some of the very best Bikram Yoga Instructors in Victoria, all of whom have attended the intensive 9 week Bikram Yoga Teaching Training conducted by Bikram Yoga Founder, Bikram Choudhury himself. Our team of Instructors are all experienced in working with both ‘beginner’ and ‘advanced’ students and are 100% dedicated to providing Bikram Yoga Mill Park Students with a safe, challenging and rewarding Yoga experience.

 

What is Bikram Yoga?

Bikram Yoga, the original Hot Yoga, is a series of 26 Hatha Yoga postures (asanas) and 2 breathing exercises (pranayamas) developed by Bikram Choudhury. Each posture in the Bikram series is completed twice, with the first set designed to warm you up, and the second set, to allow you to work deeper within your body. Between each set and each pose, 20 seconds of rest (savansana) is taken, which allows complete relaxation and your body to rejuvenate. When combined during a 90minute class, these postures and breathing exercises are designed to work every muscle, tendon, ligament, joint and internal organ in the entire body, providing you with an exceptional sense of well being.

Bikram Yoga is conducted in a room heated to 39c with a humidity of 40% to help you achieve maximum results from your exercise (Refer to ‘Why the Heat’ for more information).

Bikram Yoga classes are designed for all fitness levels and ages alike.

Who is Bikram Yoga for?

Our Bikram Yoga classes are designed for all fitness levels, ages and experience with Yoga and Bikram Yoga alike. Our friendly and experienced team of Instructors are dedicated to ensuring that all of our students are provided with a safe, challenging and rewarding Bikram Yoga experience.

Why the heat?

Bikram Yoga classes are held in our Studio which is heated to 39c; the heat in the studio helps warm the body’s muscles and joints, encouraging blood flow and helping to protect and enhance your bodies potential during stretching exercises and postures. 

The specific benefits of practicing Bikram Yoga in a hot room include:

  • Heart rate becomes more elevated which can help improve the cardiovascular system
  • Warms muscles to burn fat more effectively
  • Muscles and connective tissue become more elastic, allowing for greater flexibility with less chance of injury
  • Promotes sweating which helps the bodies detoxification process
  • Blood becomes thinner which clears the circulatory system
  • Capillaries respond to the heat by dilating. This allows more oxygen to be carries to muscles, tissues, glands and organs helping in the removal of waste products
  • Higher temperatures improve the function of the nervous system
  • Speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids

What are the benefits of Bikram?

Regular attendance of Bikram Yoga is suggested to provide the following health, lifestyle and well-being benefits:

  • Builds strength, flexibility, balance and strong endurance
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Increased energy and stamina throughout your day
  • Weight loss and toning
  • Improved posture
  • Improved lung capacity
  • Strengthened immune system to help prevent illness and injury
  • Balanced metabolism
  • Flushes away waste products and toxins from all of the glands and organs within your body
  • Reduce or eliminate back pain and improve bad posture
  • Promotes better sleep and relaxes the body so you can feel calm and at peace
  • Relief from archritic pain and joint stiffness

The Bikram Yoga Mill Park Team suggest you practice regularly to achieve the maximum benefits of Bikram Yoga.

As is the case with any form of exercise, The Bikram Yoga Mill Park Team suggest you consult a Doctor or Medical Professional if you have any questions or concerns before commencing Bikram Yoga