Filed under 30 Classes in 30 Days: Reflections on Bikram Yoga

30 Lessons Learnt in 30 Day Bikram Yoga Challenge

After 162,000 seconds…2,700 minutes…45 hours…30 classes… in 30 days… of Bikram Yoga… suffice to say, many lessons have been learned. Cheers to 30 lessons learned after completing the 30 day Bikram Yoga Challenge! ūüôā 1. Make sure you eat before a Bikram Yoga class. Though it is recommended to eat 2 hours before going to … Continue reading

Is Bikram Yoga practised in a sauna?

Bikram Yoga is hot yoga – practised in 105 degrees Fahrenheit and 40% humidity. By definition, a sauna¬†uses dry heat to induce sweat, and depending on the type of sauna (of which there are many), the temperature and humidity varies. Temperatures typically range between 70 degrees¬†Celsius¬†(158 degrees Fahrenheit) and 100 degrees¬†Celsius¬†(212 degrees Fahrenheit). As a … Continue reading

The Optic Nerve and Bikram Yoga

No matter how many Bikram Yoga sessions you complete, there is always at least one thing you hear… you absorb in your thought process…that you hadn’t really heard, or really listened to before. The next best step is to be able to translate what you hear to your body’s movements… and thereafter, to be able … Continue reading

The ‘Walls’ of Bikram Yoga

Every long-distance runner will make reference to ‘the wall’… that mental block runners face at 7 miles, 10 miles, 16 miles of a race… that point in time when each joint, muscle, nerve-ending starts shouting at you simultaneously… begging you to just stop running. Overcoming the wall is what motivates many runners to sign up … Continue reading

Completed Day 3 of the 30 Day Bikram Yoga Challenge!!!

It almost seems too soon to be celebrating such a¬†minuscule¬†achievement, but I can’t help but feel grateful for having not given up already. The main reason behind the Challenge is to encourage daily practice, rather than encouraging a ‘counting down’ of sorts whereby the legacy of Bikram Yoga ends at the end of the Challenge. … Continue reading