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Arrive at the studio at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class. You don’t need to book, just turn up.
WHEN TO EAT
You will burn a lot of calories so you need to eat regularly when practicing Bikram but come to class on an empty stomach. Avoid eating heavy foods in the 2-3 hours beforehand.
WHEN TO DRINK
Come to class well hydrated. As a guide, aim to drink one litre of water in the 1-2 hours leading up to your class: this will ensure you are hydrated. Begginners always make sure you have a large bottle of water with you.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring 2 towels, one big towel to take in to the class with you and place on your mat and one for if you want to have a shower afterwards. Also bring a large bottle of water, a yoga mat, a padlock for the lockers, and a plastic bag to put your wet things in after class. Yoga mats and towels can be hired from the studio for £1. Padlocks are also available to use for a £1 deposit. You can also purchase yoga mats and water at the studio.
WHAT TO WEAR
Women wear sports tops and bottoms. Men wear shorts. Light fabrics such as Lycra are ideal – cotton is bulky and restricts movement when wet.
All Bikram classes run for 90 minutes so get ready to work hard and sweat.
We have separate male and female changing facilities and showers.
The yoga room is a quiet space, so please save your conversations for when you are hanging out in the juice bar after class. In between the postures try to stay as still as possible. This is tricky to begin with and requires a lot of concentration but keep trying, as adds another dimension to your practice which is really powerful. Remember that your sweat is your body’s cooling mechanism so try to avoid wiping it away. No hand towels in class please.
TIPS FOR THE CLASS
It can take a few sessions to acclimatize to the heat to so please take it easy for your first class. Don’t expect to be able to do everything during the first session and take breaks if you need to. Anytime in class that you are struggling, bring your attention to your breathing and slow it down. Learning to breath calmly in and out through the nose is the key to mastering your practice.
HOW TO GET TO THE STUDIO
Full directions HERE.