Daily Quote

You are what you deepest desire is. As is your desire, so is your intention. As is your intention, so is your will. As is your will, so is your deed. As is your deed, so is your destiny. ~Upanishads text.
What is your deepest desire?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Bikram Yoga!

I love Bikram Yoga! It's literally one of my favorite forms of yoga and a great way to detox and cleanse your body.  I love to incorporate yoga into my normal workout practice and recommend it to everyone that I train.  To me, its the "Yin" to the "Yang" of aggressive workouts such as running, biking, kickboxing, etc.  It has amazing benefits and is not overly stressful on your body.  I always feel amazing after bikram and have unbelievable enery!  The practice consist of 26 poses, 13 standing and 13 floor and begins and ends with breathing exercise.

 To some, it may seem repetitive, doing the same 26 postures over and over again each class, but it is truly a journey as you become stronger and better with each class, going further and deeper into your pose.  Eventually, you may be able to get here! ...one of my goals!

I'm able to do achieve this pose!

In bikram yoga, The room is heated, on average to 105 degrees. (so expect to go in with a hair "do" and come out with a hair "don't") :) The hot degrees is indicative of the climate in India, where Bikram Yoga originated.  There is nothing like a GOOD Bikram Yoga class after a week of cardio or as part of your regular weekly regiment.  I incorporate it into my workout once a week.

Have you tried it?  If so, what are your thoughts on Bikram Yoga? 

There is a serious Bikram Yoga following...



  1. I was so intimidated with this my first class but I remembered the basic tenet of yoga is that it meets you where you are. It is an addictive experience (in a good way). I am in such a zen state when I am done. It is a great workout inside and out. I have such a sense of accomplishment when it's done. Gotta agree with ya!

  2. I am from India the land of yoga though i don know about bikram yoga at all..

    i know about pranayam:)

  3. @joy in the journey--- yes! It can be intimidating, but it's a great practice. I'm going to go two times this week!
    @anamika-- wow, really... thats amazing. It's huge in the US! Bikram was developed by Bikram Choudhury after he sustained a serious knee injury. Its a very new form of yoga, as yoga goes, circa 1972. www.bikramyoga.com. I would love to try pranayama!

  4. Hello, gorgeous!
    thank you for your sweet comment.
    I visited your blogger and I think it's so cute and interesting.
    I follow you by now :)
    I hope to see you again on my page.

  5. @Cafe Boucle- Joys! Thanks for the compliments on my blog and for following!

  6. I recently found a Bikram yoga studio near my house. I've been tempted to go but always chicken out. I'm gonna suck it up and go try it.

    "Hair don't" that's hilarious.

  7. that is wonderful! Please update me on how you like it. I went this evening and will probably go tomorrow as well...

    lol... and yes, I have a "hair don't" right now! lol



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