What is great about this photo is that everyone in it in this posture is working out really hard! I love it! Yes, lying down is working out hard! [;-)] Seriously. Try it!
This class was lead by Laju Choudhury, one of Bikram’s daughters, coaching 51 people in their Bikrams Hot Yoga practice at the fantastic Bikrams Hot Yoga Metrotown location in Vancouver, BC, Canada on 19 Jan 2014.
Sometimes, for me, the lying down posture (aka the Dead Body Pose or Savasana in Sanskrit) of Yoga, Bikrams Hot Yoga Metrotown, can be the most difficult posture at times due in part to the heat and due in part to coordinating one’s breathing to calm the heart rate using a deep diaphragm based abdominal breathing motion. Learning to breath while hot and having an elevated heart rate from the prior postures can be extraordinarily challenging. You also have to keep from falling asleep if you’re tired, keeping your focus on one point and relaxing your whole body and mind.