Seriously, you DO NOT have to be that flexible to do yoga. I've been doing Bikram's for the pass 6years and I definitely can't touch my head to my toes like that!! There's a misunderstanding where most people feel that they have to be super flexible and that's totally not true. I'm still trying to perfect my poses and everytime I go, I manage to learn something new about my stretches. So don't be discourage if you don't get it right the first few time.
I remembered when I'd first join Bikram's in Vancouver, there were probably 6 people in the class. Now that it's more popular, you'll get 40 - 50 people in the room and the energy level is AMAZING! I do encourage you to check it out.
As well, here are some of the benefits in Bikram's yoga, also known as Hot Yoga:
- Improve your concentration
- Tone your body
- Good way to meditate
- Eye hand cordination improves
- Sleep improves
- Blood pressure decrease
- Respiratory decrease
- Improve flexibility and strength
- Stress reliever
- Cleanse your skin, detoxify
...don't forget to breath while doing it!!