Bikram Sit-Up: a Compression or a Stretch?

 Bikram Sit-Up

We’re taking questions from students! If you have a question about Bikram Yoga that you’d like us to answer, just leave a comment below this post or on our Facebook Page. You can even email us or ask your question on Twitter!

Bikram Sit-Up Question

  • Lisette asks: Touching the forehead to the knees during the sit-up seems more like a compression than a stretch. From my understanding, the sit-up starts as a stretch (with the arms over the head, the feet flexed and an inhale) and ends as a compression (with the elbows to the floor and the forehead to the knees). But the instructions in the dialogue (and most of the images I’ve seen) make the sit-up seem like strictly a compression. Which one is it?
  • Answer: Great question Lisette! The answer is both. The sit-up is meant to strengthen and tighten the abdomen while simultaneously increasing the flexibility of the spine. As you sit up, you compress the front side of your body. Then, as you double jerk and exhale, you relax the muscles to increase compression in the abdomen and to stretch the spine. 

Got yoga questions about this or any other posture in the Bikram Yoga series? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

13 Responses to Bikram Sit-Up: a Compression or a Stretch?

  1. ¿Le gustaría conocer a gente nueva? venir aquí chatroulette camara

  2. This is a supplement that guys with type 2 diabbetes are probably better off leaving.

  3. home says:

    azmbwupkmreexwoxamnlxxnm

  4. home says:

    vjpjcipyqtfdjqphmlfq

  5. home says:

    huwoatlyffhgyjmnkecnb

  6. Según Mirror, el material fue capturado por un director
    que dejó su cámara en funcionamiento, mientras trataba de grabar imágenes durante un buen lapso de tiempo en el cielo de Perú.

  7. home says:

    xmdnjuuttbdtshaizcikjsq

  8. A Cox hazard regression analysis, which adjusted for 17 baseline variables, was performed to
    determine any association between three and testosterone supplementation -year
    results of death, non-fatal heart attackk and stroke.

  9. home says:

    thejizjedjnfqjbcmnuvridrrpuqs

  10. Very interesting subject, thank you for putting up.

  11. home says:

    ioezllktkhpilhgdtfuqayidvkpgo

Post a Comment