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How Yoga Changes Your Brain

Check out these dramatic images of how electrical activity in the brain changes after just ten mins of meditation. Imagine the effect of 90 minutes of yoga, which is a moving meditation. Then imagine the effect of regular yoga classes! Using MRI scans like these,...

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10 things NOT to do in a Bikram Yoga class

With a stifling heat of around 42 degrees and a demanding series of 26 postures, entering our studio can be like stepping into a torture chamber.   While we all have our tough days, experienced yogis make Bikram Yoga look like a breeze.  So, what’s their secret? ...

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Who do you think you are? A discussion of the ego.

When we hear the word ego, it conjures up an image of a "wideo" with a fast car and a swagger who really loves them-self. I don't mean they love them-self in a positive, self-acceptance inner harmony kind of way. More like an arrogant Kanye West style, 'if-I-was...

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Lock the knee, lock the knee, LOCK THE KNEE

Is it safe to lock your knee? Anyone who has done other sports, has perhaps been warned of the dangers of locking the knee, and told that the knee should always remain soft.  Then when you come into Bikram Yoga and you are told to lock the knee all the time, it can be...

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Issues in your tissues

Ever felt like crying after camel pose? You're not alone... It's been known for a long time that emotional releases can be experienced during yoga, massage sessions and other physical activity. As awareness of the brain/ body connection grows, there is now growing...

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Yoga, the cardiovascular and the nervous system.

Research has shown that yoga causes improvements in cardiac function, lowering resting heart rate and blood pressure and helping to prevent heart disease. There are a number of ways which yoga practice may create these changes. The autonomic nervous system is the part...

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Bikram Yoga for Better Skin

We have all noticed our skin becoming clearer and more youthful, developing that “yoga glow”. Here is a bit more of the science of how it works. Detoxification Sweating is a powerfully cleansing for the body. The humid environment, provided by the hot room, causes...

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Hydration part 2

So getting enough fluids is important but no conversation about hydration could be complete without the mention of electrolytes. What are electrolytes? Electrolytes are minerals contained in the body which are essential to its function. When you sweat, electrolytes...

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Hydration part 1

Staying hydrated is essential for everyone, and even more important when sweating buckets in a hot room for ninety minutes. Water is the most important nutrient for your body. Water makes up around 60 percent of your body weight and all of the systems in the body rely...

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Is it me or is it hot in here?

Let’s deal straight away with the elephant in the room – the heat.  Do you wonder why it’s so hot, and what impact the heat has on your body?  Love it or hate it, you certainly can’t ignore it.  So let’s have a look at some of the available science and apply it to the...

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Your Electric Skeleton

Did you ever hear your yoga teachers tell you that one of the benefits of yoga is that it realigns your body, or corrects misalignments or some such thing? On hearing this did you just think, yeah, right, and carry on your asana regardless. Being sceptical of such...

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Your Brain on Yoga

As yoga becomes increasingly popular in the west, scientific interest and research on its benefits is growing. We have heard the claims, what are the facts? Research shows that regular practice of yoga promotes characteristics of friendliness, compassion, and greater...

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More Pro-Athletes Practicing Bikram Yoga.

Across the pond many professional-athletes are turning to yoga to help raise their game. Joe Johnson, a six-time NBA All-Star, practices Bikram before games to relax and prepare himself mentally. "It's pretty strenuous as far as a workout," Johnson tells to the...

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My Yoga Story

I started practicing Bikram Yoga at the Old Street studio in London in 2007. After my first session, I told friends that it was the hardest workout that I had ever done. During my five years of Thai-boxing, I had trained to be a fighter and competed in the ring. As...

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