Taught at Indigo Hot Yoga Center, The Barkan Method is a style of Hatha Yoga that originated from a lineage in Calcutta, India. The Barkan Method finds its roots from this lineage in Calcutta, but also integrates postures from other styles of Yoga to create variations and even greater range of motion. The yoga classes are practiced in a heated room at 105 Degree’s and 50-60 Percent Humidity, with a constant flow of fresh, filtered air emanating throughout the studio. The heat is used to stretch and strengthen various areas of the body. The practice brings vital balance and restores all systems to optimal health. Consistency will create a physical, mental and spiritual harmony that will be felt in all areas of the practitioner’s life.
The yoga postures or ASANAS, are designed to work internally and externally. Internally, improvements to the heart, spleen, kidneys, liver, and intestines are realized through consistent practice. Externally, the joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments are all made stronger throughout. In a Hot 26, the average person BURNS 650 CALORIES and in Vinyasa, between 800-950 CALORIES, depending on how hard you work. The cherry on top!
As in all forms of yoga, the mind is strengthened through the discipline of Yoga Practice, which helps to eliminate stress, depression, anxiety, and other dysfunctional mental disorders. The Yoga helps to create a calming of the mind, quieting of the brain’s chatter, and deep relaxation response.
As we strengthen the body and calm the mind, we open ourselves up for a transformational experience. The Intention behind the Yoga Practice is to balance the body, quiet the mind and nourish the soul.