BREAKING SYMMETRY

Have you ever heard the expression ‘if your gonna be tight be tight on both sides’ ? 🙂 Think about it!  One sure way your body will be MORE vulnerable to injury is the presence of asymmetry or extreme asymmetry.  Add in lack of body mind connection (me when I was BY newbie) add force (often what new people do) …

Stiff As a Board V. Bendy Like a Pretzel

My friend remembered a conversation we had recently and tagged me in a clip yesterday (attached https://www.facebook.com/BarcroftTV/videos/1052132741466371/) and… it got me thinking… 🙂 Walk down the street and look closely. There’s an epidemic. (No. Not Pretzelitis.) Everywhere stiff, tense people. It’s hard to recognize as being different; it even seems normal because let us face it; Life just keeps adding …

Bikram Yoga and Weight Loss addressed

Bikram says ~ ‘You’re never too old, never too bad, never too late and never too sick to start from the scratch once again.’ I’m going to add ‘Never Too Fat ! OK ~ I’m gonna address it. Someone asked again last night about weight loss and I also saw a post on the controversy over the Victoria Secret advert …

Never Be Afraid of the BackwardBends !

~BACK PAIN CONSIDERATIONS for your Bikram Yoga practice~ DIAGNOSIS: Firstly, the instructors at YM are Yoga instructors and are not qualified to assess your pain. If pain is severe or keeps you from doing daily activities or does not go away after a few days it is a good idea to visit your health professional or back specialist to have …

Bone Matters

We work on the 26/2 diligently, a group of people in our unique bodies. We regulars know it is clearly not one size fits all. In this post I am focusing on the bony skeletal and its variations (not mis-alignments, just the bare bones 🙂 ) to present regular practitioners with food for thought on how this may affect YOUR …

Darren’s Yoga Story

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE ~ DARREN So the year is 1999, I’m an asthmatic plumber with a bad back, a dodgy left knee, one kidney and a new girlfriend who is crazy about Bikram Yoga! Not quite sure what Yoga is all about! Maybe floating around a room on a white fluffy cloud? Anyway my back gets worse and after repeated visits …

I N S O M N I A

Please take the following post at its face value: a story of girl meets Yoga 🙂 . There are many with more serious problems than mine was and I do not wish to elevate mine above others by posting it here. Nor do I apply my experience to others in the room as some sort of template; everybody is different. It …

Skiers & Snowboarders

! CALLING ALL SNOWBOARDERS AND SKIERS ! Bikram Yoga can be an excellent way to train for ‘SHREDDIN’ THE CHOWDER’ :). A regular practice will improve your body’s overall flexibility and balance whilst building leg/core strength. You will also be able to recuperate faster from slips, trips and wipeouts! :). Whether you’re a seasoned pro or doin’ the bunny slope …

Can I Practice Bikram Yoga When I am Pregnant?

Unless you are in a ‘high risk pregnancy’ category then YES, indeed you can practice Rajashree’s Pregnancy Yoga (modified Bikram) when you are pregnant. It was developed with maternal health and fetus wellbeing at its core.  Rajashree’s is also designed so that it can be practiced at home without heat (you can order dvd online) and even if you have …