Why did you start doing yoga?
Well I was five years old when I was first exposed to it and since kids are natural yogi’s I just caught on because it was fun. Later when I went to my yoga training it was because my mom said it was the best thing she could offer me. She was right, no matter what happens in my life I always have my yoga practice which is something I do just for myself. Something that will help keep my mind and body evergreen – ever youthful and feeling good.
What is Bikram Yoga?
Bikram yoga is series of 26 Postures and 2 breathing exercises practiced in a safely heated environment which allows people to move into and out of postures and improve flexibility. The practice covers every part of the body and it is designed for everyone. Known for helping knees, back mobility and strength, toning and shaping everywhere ( arms, legs and stomach) and it is also great for relieving stress which is important for all diseases. It improves circulation all over the body and in places you didn’t even realize were ignored until you do the yoga. It’s a very complete practice.
Great for weight loss, peace of mind and body, allergies, asthma, diabetes, heart problems, kidneys, lungs, ulcers, anorexia, sciatica, bursitis, arthritis and the list goes on. Also this practice improves concentration power and mental determination. Half of the exercises are standing and half are on the floor. People should expect to sweat a lot so bring a change of clothes.
How does it differ from the other types of Yoga?
Well all yoga is great. I must say that. However in my experience I do believe this system works and creates the best results. If a person can get over the heat by just coming and doing the practice at least five to ten times they then become hooked. Nothing makes you feel as good as Bikram Yoga. That’s just the truth, and it is why I think there are more Bikram Yoga studios worldwide than any other type of yoga. I would bet on that.
How long have you been doing it?
Since I was in the womb. My mother took Bikram yoga while she was pregnant with me. She is a certified teacher too and she is opening a new studio in the Palm Desert (CA) area called Bikram Yoga at University Village.
If someone wanted to do Bikram Yoga and they were beginers what would be the best way to start?