Definition of Bikram yoga in English:

Bikram yoga


  • [mass noun] A type of hatha yoga characterized by a set series of postures and breathing exercises, performed in a room heated to a very high temperature.

    • ‘I practise Bikram yoga and visit a spa for a manicure, pedicure, waxing and a facial.’
    • ‘Bikram yoga, commonly known as "hot yoga," builds physical and mental strength, balance and flexibility.’
    • ‘Several thousand instructors nationwide are certified to teach Bikram yoga.’
    • ‘Of course, Bikram yoga isn't the only popular practice right now.’
    • ‘Corbett practices Bikram yoga, trains with weights and, while not a strict vegetarian, can't remember the last time she ate meat.’


1980s: named after the Indian yoga teacher Bikram Choudhury (b. 1946), who developed it.


Bikram yoga