Lets talk about: Salt

Updated August19… April 18: O-O-ooh my new salt has arrived!!! never tried ‘Redmond Real’ salt before. (Yes. My world is small.) Ayurvedically speaking I always favoured Celtic ‘cos it is closest to the surface/sun and closest to who I am 😉 genetically and where I am geographically, but there is of course the possible sea pollution element to contend with …

Mad Mat Matters I

We have recently put an order in for all new studio mats. We are always excited when we get new mats; it always feels so fresh. By end of this year we will have been open exactly 4.5 years and this is our 4th such order. We started with orange mats folks (wishful thinking 🙂 ) and we are currently …

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 …

!Final Warning! This is a REALLY Long Water/Hydration Post

I bet you thought I had run out of things to say to you about Bikram Yoga and hydration? HAHAHAheeheehee you ARE funny! So in this post I’m talking MichaelMoseley, dehydration, coffee, hyponatraemia, the WHO, bottled water industry, BIG sweaters, hydration (and chocolate?). The FINAL water focus post ~ read on… Now I think Mike is great and always listen …

Ooops! Did I Drip on You?

Ooops! did I drip on you? I can’t help but smile; Dripping Instructors is kinda the deal in Bikram Yoga 🙂 So, occasionally other peoples sweat mixes with your own. Depending on conditions the sweat might be flyin’ (just kidding, we are not moshing at YM; but it’ll DEFINITELY be dripping). The instructor opens the skylight and the sweat travels …

Strange Doctor

“YOU HAVE A VERY STRONG OPINION FOR SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT.”  A little man in a sharp suit walked into my reception at 5.40 this evening! (a little later than we like first timers to arrive, but it happens).  Here’s how it went (not verbatim except the bits in quotes but you will get …

Banging on about Water. Again.

DRINK WATER. So here I am again banging on about water and hydration :). I can almost hear the collective sighs of my FB friends; haven’t you posted “Happy Hydrating” already? Don’t worry – this post has a slightly different slant. I am used to the looks of indulgence when I say to people that I don’t trust my body …

Happy Hydrating

Managing your water consumption in a Bikram environment So you all know you must come to class properly hydrated; come in de-hydrated and it is downhill all the way.  You can’t do the serious job of hydrating during your practice; that is not why you are there.  Your job is to arrive hydrated and then all you will need is …

What are Electrolytes and Why are they so important?

A little post class care warning! Keep tabs on your electrolytes. Electrolytes are the following nutrients: sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate, phosphate and sulphate. Electrolytes are important because they are what your cells (especially nerve, heart, muscle) use to maintain voltages across their cell membranes and to carry electrical impulses (nerve impulses, muscle contractions) across themselves and to other …