Winter Warmers – Bikram Yoga

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During the cold winter months, there comes a point when a bit of serious heat is required, so why not try Bikram Yoga?

Developed by Bikram Choudhury, this particular type of yoga consists of a series of 26 postures (asanas), performed in a room kept at a constant temperature of 105°F (40°C). The idea is that the heat warms up the body, making it easier to stretch into the positions.

As a non-yogi, I would say some of these stretches are pleasingly achievable but some require a lot of practise.

The real challenge is to stay the course (an hour and a half) in the heat, and be warned, within 10 minutes you’ll feel as though you’re sweating buckets.

I went to Bikram City and the class was busy but not crammed. The teacher, Cintra, was wonderful and encouraging without a hint of bullying.

Bikram is growing in popularity with more and more studios popping up all over London – and I can see why. After my first class, I felt exhausted but exhilarated.

Bikram Yoga North, West and City offer beginners’ rates and drop in classes.  Classes are suitable for everyone regardless of age, shape and ability – so no wriggling out of it!

Comments

  1. Hi, We are a therapy centre in south west London called The Awareness Centre we also offer many different types of Yoga!
    Great to see!

  2. Tom says:

    Looks pretty hot in there!

  3. Kember says:

    it is easy to learn Yoga although it seems difficult at first try. I practice Yoga mainly for relaxation and for improving my blood circulation.

  4. mike says:

    thank you for this great article, I love it.