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The 26+2 yoga practice is a classic sequence of postures that has its origins in the Ghosh lineage of yoga.
While it is often associated with Bikram Yoga, which was founded by Bikram Choudhury and is often referred to as Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class, the sequence itself is not unique to Bikram Yoga and can be traced back to Bishnu Ghosh, the younger brother of Paramahansa Yogananda.
The 26+2 sequence is a series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises that are performed in a specific order. The postures are designed to work on every part of the body, including the muscles, joints, and internal organs, and to promote strength, flexibility, and balance.
The first half of the sequence consists of standing postures, including standing deep breathing, half-moon pose, and eagle pose. These postures help to warm up the body and build strength and flexibility in the legs, hips, and spine.
The second half of the sequence consists of floor postures, including spine strengthening series, cobra pose, and rabbit pose. These postures focus on stretching and strengthening the spine and promoting healthy digestion and elimination.
The two breathing exercises, which are performed at the beginning and end of the sequence, are designed to increase lung capacity and oxygenate the body.
The 26+2 sequence is often practiced in a heated room, practicing the 26+2 yoga sequence in a normal temperature can offer several benefits. Firstly, it can make the practice more accessible and comfortable for individuals who may find the heat challenging or uncomfortable.
Practicing in a cooler room can also help to regulate body temperature, allowing practitioners to focus on their breath and movements without the distraction of excessive heat.
Finally, practicing in a normal temperature can help practitioners to build endurance and stamina, as they are not relying on external heat to provide energy or support.