Sunday, February 13, 2011

33 is for Trente-Trois!


Topic:  Bikram Yoga ( Hot Yoga )

What is Bikram Yoga?: Are you looking to sweat? Well then Hot Yoga might be right for you. Hot Yoga takes place in a room that is set to 95-100 degrees. The workout is made up of a series of Yoga Poses that are done in this hot sauna like room. This workout helps make your body more flexible while it warms your body and makes you sweat.

Typical Bikram Class: Your Yoga class will consist of a series of movements done in the hot room. The series is made up of 26 poses. You will also do two pranayama exercises in a single ninety minute class. There is not much known about the Hot Yoga or Bikram Yoga Classes as it is fairly new.

Is if Right for my Reader?: I personally don't believe there is a right or wrong when it comes down to Yoga. If you think you might enjoy it then give it a try. If you don't think you would enjoy it then maybe another form of Vinyasa Yoga would be better suited for you like Bikram/Hot Yoga. Just remember each instructor has his/her own way of teaching yoga and so every teacher you get may be different when it comes down to it. I encourage you to stick through it because Yoga not only is good for the body but is also good for the mind and the soul. Especially if you are a very stressed out individual then Yoga might be right for you.

Fun Facts: Remember that when you go to this class bring a towel and Yoga Mat.  You are going to be sweating a lot so your going to want to use your own towel to wipe away the sweat.  Drink plenty of water before and after the class. It is advised to eat two hours before the class. I also recommend that you speak to your physician before you jump right into a Hot Yoga Class.This type of Yoga is not recommended to Pregnant Women. 

Love, Britt

Resources By: Ann Pizer Updated on May 27, 2010.