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bikram yoga

Why I Will Never Do Bikram Yoga Again

My memory of Bikram yoga is kneeling in Child’s Pose, forehead to the floor, arms outstretched in front of me. I’m not resting peacefully; in fact, my...

Emi Boscamp
September 3 2015

Why You Should Practice Breathing Through Your Nose (And Not Your Mouth)

We all remember Mom telling us to chew our food slowly. Why? Because it promotes proper digestion by allowing the digestive enzymes in the saliva to...

Dr. Reid Winick
May 6 2015

Why I'm Not Doing Bikram Yoga Teacher Training

The next Bikram Yoga teacher training begins this month in Khao Lak, Thailand. Only two months ago, I was convinced that right now, I would be saying...

Low Lai Chow
September 13 2014

9 Signs You're Addicted To Bikram Yoga

Everyone I know who has done Bikram yoga either loves it or hates it, and those who love it often reach a point of addiction in their practice. Not...

Low Lai Chow
June 18 2014

5 Things I Wish People Would Start Doing In Bikram Yoga

Recently I read a post about what to stop doing in a Bikram yoga. The piece stirred some strong emotions in me, and I thought it might be helpful to...

Allyson Potrebka
May 15 2014

5 Things I Wish People Would Stop Doing In Bikram Yoga

Turning up for a hot Bikram yoga class is one thing. Keeping your cool and observing proper etiquette in one is another. Try not to do any of the...

Low Lai Chow
May 12 2014

How Yoga Helped Me Surf My Way To A World Record

About 25 years ago, following a major back injury, I took a yoga class, thinking it would help my flexibility. I still remember how I felt walking out...

Garrett McNamara
April 15 2014

How I Ditched Yoga & Felt Better

Everyone understands that when you start something new, you’re going to encounter resistance. What becomes harder to figure out is knowing when the...

Kate Swoboda
October 14 2013

I'm A Yoga Teacher, But I Was Starting To Hate Yoga

Not so long ago, during a sweaty yoga class, while moving laboriously between a Warrior One and a wobbly Eagle pose, the thought came suddenly,...

Alison Clare Skillen
August 13 2013

Yoga Isn't Just For Skinny, Flexible, White Women

In June 2012, I was a first-year yogi, and my enthusiasm for the practice led me to attend the Solstice in Times Square. Held on the first day of...

T. Bernie
March 26 2013

Competitive Yoga Shattered My Stereotypes

I recently attended the 2013 USA Yoga Asana championship in New York City. As a Bikram enthusiast, I was curious to see what it was all about and to...

Leslie Ippolito
March 21 2013

Yes, Competitive Yoga Is Still Yoga

When my previous article (" I Never Thought I'd Love Competitive Yoga ") went live, I hadn't expected many of the negative comments that it...

Lauren May
March 20 2013

I Never Thought I'd Love Competitive Yoga

The first time I heard someone mention a “yoga competition,” I scoffed at the idea. But yoga isn't about competition! For years in Bikram classes , I...

Lauren May
February 7 2013

10 Things TO DO In Bikram Yoga

The list of dos and donts is ever expanding when it comes to Bikram Yoga. The beauty of the practice is that the more you practice the 26 2 series,...

Marina Chetner
December 30 2012

Confessions of a Cranky Yogi

Since discovering and consistently practicing Bikram yoga , I've deliberately integrated my practice into my day-to-day life. That's the whole point,...

Nicole Markardt
December 17 2012

Are You an Introvert or an Extrovert?

Does an invitation to a big party excite you or fill you with anxiety? Does a quiet weekend alone sound comforting or unsettling? Does a crowded loud...

Carole-Ann Mobley
October 29 2012

Profile of a Competitive Yogi

“Competition drives us to be the best we can be, but to be a champion requires the submission to results and outcome.” ~ Joseph Encinia His name may...

Marina Chetner
September 4 2012

Hot or Not? Untangling Fact From Fiction in Hot Yoga

When we love something, we sometimes make up fables to expound on the greatness of our love. Warriors become stronger, forests and mountains more...

Michael Taylor
September 3 2012

How to Tame Your Monkey Mind

“Stop monkeying around!” My brothers, sisters, and I heard this exclaimed a lot as kids. When the 5 of us got together we created havoc, much to our...

Marina Chetner
July 19 2012

Coffee & Yoga - It's a Fine Balance

Yoga brings balance and awareness into my life. Constantly evolving, over the years I’ve noticed changes in my attitude, approach, and behavior. Best...

Marina Chetner
July 13 2012