Bikram Yoga and its extractions…

Bikram Yoga classes are 90 minutes.  (As a matter of interest Sivananda classes are 90 minutes.  Iyengar classes are 90 minutes). There IS no ‘quick fix all’ and 90 minutes seems to be the good practice standard old school or as some studios call it ‘the Classic’.  Back in 1978 Bikram stated in his ‘Beginning Yoga Class’ book that “you …

‘out of office / gone to Yoga Matters’

picked up ‘Business Life’ local mag at airport; ‘twas the cover that caught my attention “DUTY OF CARE, ITS TIME TO FACE UP TO STARK STATISTICS ABOUT EMPLOYEES MENTAL HEALTH” inside headline “THIS IS AN ISSUE WE CAN’T AFFORD TO IGNORE.” Synopsis of feature: “financial sector does not fare well when it comes to mental health among employees”… “this should …

Hot 45

Designed and intended for those who want to add more Yoga to their normal routine… not meant to be a substitute for Bikram but an opportunity to add a bit of extra practice/maintenance in where one might not normally have the time for an extra evening class i.e. primarily meant to be added to an existing Bikram practice routine. However, …

Studio Update Feb19

Dear YM Yogis ~ We thought we would share a few photos (as WE ALL KNOW from our practice there is nothing like a good visual 🙂 !) It is clear in the last few weeks from the many questions like “you must be re-opening soon?” and ‘are you nearly there yet?’ type conversations that some really don’t realize just …

THIS is the problem with Bikram Yoga

LOL.  ApPARently! There is someone out there subtly trying to undermine Bikram Yoga most likely in the hopes of building their own empire on any ruins they create! Yeah, I know. Old. Isn’t it! LOL. For a personal ‘amuse’, I thought I would randomly pick an ‘undermining’ article and finally just address.every.thing.in.it.  Yeah, I know, surely I have better things …

Responsibility; the Road Less Travelled

BIKRAM YOGA IS, amongst many other things, about strength, flexibility, balance and stamina which contribute HUGEly to one’s overall health and fitness. This is a challenging beginning Yoga class and day in day out with new practitioners (and sometimes old) we constantly refrain the cautions and common sense approach needed for those developing their newfound body mind connection. People with …

A Bikram Yoga journey can go something like this…

First class… Pranayama. OMG I feel so silly! What is that funny SOUND they are all making? Their all so serious! I want to laugh. 10 minutes in: my ARMS feel like they’ve got lead weights attached to them? My legs feel like jelly!. 15 minutes in: omg its 3million degrees in here!!! Are we done yet?…. After first class… …

Darren’s Back!

Darren here 🙂 and back from a fab few days of sweat in the big smoke. It was a real treat to immerse myself in Yoga and practice 6 classes in 5 days ~ had a few tough moments though during the 2 and 3 hour long classes (a bit of a flashback to TT!!) but really enjoyed listening to …

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 …