Posts tagged Bikram Yoga
Put down that painkiller, pick up a yoga mat: VA study finds yoga helps chronic back pain without pills

After six months of twice-a-week yoga sessions, San Diego veterans reported a significant drop in back pain — one of the signature complaints of a demographic that suffers higher rates of chronic pain than the general population.

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Documentary on disgraced yoga guru Bikram Choudhury uncovers a trail of hot air and half-truths

“A style of Yoga for you.” ~ That’s what she said

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How Your Hot Yoga Class Can Help Your Heart

It’s not the yoga practice alone—or even the heat by itself—that seems to lower blood pressure, but the unique combination of them. Unlike other types of fitness done in the heat, like a summer bootcamp class, yoga emphasizes breathing exercises and flexibility, as well as isometric contractions. When combined with heat exposure, it intensifies the advantages of each.

Stacy Hunter, Ph.D., an assistant professor and director of the cardiovascular physiology lab at Texas State University

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Bikram Yoga: The Real Fountain of Youth

Bikram Yoga enthusiasts have long espoused the practice as a cure-all. Now Western medicine is agreeing with them.

Sourced from Robert Irvine Magazine

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The Original Hot Yoga Association

The Original Hot Yoga Association is on a mission to preserve and promote the therapeutic practice of Original Hot Yoga, by creating and upholding standards and resources for studios, teachers, classes, and trainings.

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Bone structure - using Bikram Yoga as Therapy

Core Yoga Shifts

Require a non opinionated approach to your own process. The attachment of ‘dislike’, and even ‘like’, is only serving up until a point.

Enter into a core base line shift with a non personalized approach to your practice.

Meaning a state of non comparison of oneself with ones expectations. The Deep Core Yoga Shift filters through a state of non resistance….

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The Effects of Bikram Yoga on Health: Critical Review and Clinical Trial Recommendations

This review describes the available Bikram yoga literature in order to better understand the effects of this form of exercise and to suggest ways to improve future research in this field. Topics that have not yet been investigated include the effects of Bikram yoga on the physiological markers of stress, cognition, depression and anxiety, inflammation, QoL, and behaviour change. Additionally, further investigation into the acute effects of Bikram yoga practice would deepen the understanding of the physiological adaptations. Continued research will greatly improve the scientific understanding of Bikram yoga practice, which will help determine whether or not it can be considered another tool to address the concerning, growing prevalence of chronic disease and stress-related illness.

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Dear fellow yoga teacher, you are replaceable.

As a teacher I see fellow teachers making demands of ownership and competition over yoga students. When you teach at a private studio, understand you will one day leave and the healing that you facilitate in people needs to continue. The business side needs to remain separate. The healing that the yoga provides through you, the yoga teacher, is delicate. Yogis will not be 'fully grown' when you leave teaching at a location and you can hurt their process causing them to, for lack of a better phrase: derail. That is a manipulation of their spiritual journey and by default a hinderance to our spiritual growth as teachers! We feel like our students are our family, but we always carry a responsibility to oversea their spiritual growth and sometimes that means leaving gracefully and biting your tongue. I like to call this 'namaste in action'.

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