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"Give me your body for 60 days...I will change your life."                        

-Bikram Choudhury

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The first question every new student asks is "How often should I practice?" 

Come to class as often as you can. You will notice incredible improvements in your practice and in your overall health and life.  The more frequently you practice, the faster the changes will happen.

As a beginner, we recommend that you practice six days a week for the first two months, unless you suffer from a chronic condition.  In that case, continue to practice every day until your condition is alleviated.

This may sound like a tall order to a new yogi.  Rest assured, the time and effort you put into your Bikram Yoga will be returned to you tenfold.   Do your best, respect your body and be prepared for both to change.

Overtime, you will find yourself organizing your life so you can get to your yoga class.  You deserve every minute of it.

The second questions is "Is it worth it if I can only come X times per week?"  The answer is absolutely.  Think of it as money in the bank for your retirement.  You put in what you can when you can and it all adds up.

   

Reshape and heal your body

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The benefits you receive from a regular, devoted yoga practice will vary depending on

  • who you are, your health history,
  • what you put into your practice and
  • what you may be struggling with physically or mentally.

The most frequently reported benefits are decreased chronic pain, improved physical fitness, weight loss, decreased blood pressure, improved stability of blood sugar, increased flexibility, increased strength, balance, mental focus, stronger immune system, less illness, improved ability to deal with stress, more relaxed, increased happiness and an overall sense of peace and well- eing.

You lose fat by extension, stretching, not by compression. When you stretch you disperse and reorganize the lipids in your body in an optimal way, particularly by decreasing dangerous visceral fat. The metabolism of the lipids is enhanced, as warm muscles cosume more fatty acids than cold muscles and you start using reserves of stored energy.  That's why when you do yoga your energy is higher and your appetite is less. Also, your cells become more efficient in their use of energy.  As you improve your mobility and flexibility, you will gradullay find more ease in the practice. 

   

!@#$ it's hot in there!

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The heat is a major part of what makes this process work.

Our lifestyles tend to make our muscles tight and rigid. Think of how a blacksmith heats metal in order to make it malleable.  We use the heat to bring circulation to your muscles, softening them in much the same fashion.

The heat takes a lot of the trauma out of stretching and allows you to go much deeper into the stretch in a shorter amount of time. This means you see quicker results.  The heat doesn't "give" you flexibility, but allows your muscles to stretch more easily without the risk of injury.

Less Toxins, More Love

The second very important reason for the heat is the removal of toxins from the body. In yoga, as you stretch in each posture, you are massaging deep tissues, organs and glands. This begins to release toxins that have been stored for a long time deeply within these tissues. The skin is the largest organ in the body, as well as the largest organ in your elimination system.   While a majority of eliminated toxins (aka waste products) are removed via your kidneys and colon, the skin bears an important role in eliminating some types of waste products.  Sweating flushes your pores and helps skin remain clear and elastic.  In addition, sweating helps to reduces the acidity of your body, making it a less hospitable environment for bacteria, viruses and even cancer cells. Make sure you stay well hydrated with water to assist in this process.

For more information on the heat, visit our Q and A section.

 
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