Bikram Yoga Sit-up

The sit-up in Bikram Yoga has many benefits, including toning the abdominal muscles and cooling the body through the forceful exhale breath.  The sit-up increases flexibility, helps to firm and trim the lower body, and works the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the legs.

Watch this short video on how to properly perform the sit-up.  Tip: keep the spine rounded to engage the abdominal muscles, arms always touching with the ears.  Avoid a vertical stretch as this will release your abdominals (abs should be engaged the entire time).

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