Bikram Yoga for Figure Skating

Kay’s story and journey with Bikram Yoga: “In June 2011 I broke my ankle in 3 places whilst ice skating, attempting a particular manoeuvre. Once the plaster was off and physio started I needed something more – more for core and stability, as I wanted to be more stable before I got back into figure/ice skating.…

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September 21, 2017

Acceptance – by Grace Di Martino

‘The first step towards change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.’ Nathaniel Branden The views from the Bikram podium continue to inspire, amaze & affect me. Prior to getting into the Bikram teaching caper, I was a student who largely just went about my business in the hot room – attempting postures, falling out…

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September 14, 2017

The C-Word

The C-Word : by Debbie Cleary My motivation had been waning for a long while, and I would sit wondering how to get it back. Nothing in my life seemed to excite me anymore. I could go far back in my past and explain all that has happened, but the past is gone, so I…

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March 19, 2017

Look in the mirror …. that’s your competition – by Grace Di Martino

On this yoga teaching journey the ‘views from the podium’ continue to inspire, amaze & challenge me. So often we teachers see successes that happen in the hot room, physical & psychological. We see micro successes (grabbing your heels for the first time in Camel Posture; staying in the room for the whole class) to…

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November 29, 2016

Camel Pose

CAMEL POSE: Without a doubt, one of the most powerful postures we do in the 90 minute Bikram class! It counteracts all the forward bending and hunching forward we do every day. (Mark & Ali make it look easy!!) Benefits: – Maximum compression of the spine which stimulates your nervous system – Improves flexibility of…

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August 16, 2016

Why is it so HOT in here?!

Why do you practice yoga in 40 degree heat? This is the question I get asked the most! Practicing Bikram yoga is NOT like being in a sauna. In fact, I can’t stand being in a sauna or steam room for longer than 10 minutes. It’s very important that the yoga room is well-controlled. As…

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August 8, 2016

Let Go & Find Where You Need To Be

‘With great pain comes great change. If you’re not ready to change then you’re not in enough pain’. I am a yoga teacher, yes, true, but I have a few other strings to my bow, one of them is being a consultant / coach. I work with individuals or groups & it would be fair…

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July 21, 2016

Find your YIN to your YANG

To date, I have been practicing Bikram yoga for approximately 13 years. I had a love/hate relationship with it during my early years of practice and I now find myself craving the simplicity of the 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. It’s my happy place. So when I was first introduced to yin yoga last…

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June 28, 2016

“Set an intention for your class” – What does that even mean??

As a teacher, I often hear new practitioners make a comment along the lines of how “good” they see others performing the yoga postures. I understand exactly what they mean – they are observing the way more seasoned practitioners are able to physically execute a posture. But what they will later discover for themselves, is…

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June 23, 2016

After-dinner-mints & yoga

The practice of Bikram yoga still amazes me and fills me with wonder. Even after my practice of 13 years. Last week I taught a class at 4pm, had a 15 minute window between my class finishing and the next one starting, and so decided to jump into the 5:45pm class to practice. I was…

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June 13, 2016
Last night I had the BEST night sleep I’ve had in months and woke up feeling energised and fresh, rather than stale and tired like I normally do. If that’s how I’m feeling after just one class, I can’t wait to see how I’m feeling after 5, 10, 50 and 100 classes! 
Berny - Student