Bikram Yoga

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    Oct 19, 2014 8:59 PM GMT
    I've had this on my bucket list to do and even start and a friend actually invited me to do it this morning for tomorrow.

    Has anyone done it?

    What was it like during and after?

    Have you benefit from it in some way?

    I'd like to hear experiences straight from the primary sources. Thank you.
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    Oct 20, 2014 5:14 PM GMT
    Hey. Bikram is pretty intense but the results are amazing, it's the best stretch, core workout and detox you could ever hope for. Aligns your spine, stretches everything and speeds up the metabolism! It is hot so just wear the minimum, I usually wear a bathing costume, short brief style.
    It is 90 minutes where the only thing you think about is breathing and relaxing, it really motivates you and gets you to ficus on goals in your life and practice. I'd love to do the teacher training course but it's a little expensive in ZAR terms!
    Let me know how the class goes/went!
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    Oct 20, 2014 8:43 PM GMT
    Can I wear this in my yoga class? New from BodyAware

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    Oct 20, 2014 9:45 PM GMT
    http://www.vanityfair.com/society/2014/01/bikram-choudhury-yoga-sexual-harassment
    Benjamin Wallace explores the guru’s journey from healer to alleged predator


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bikram_Yoga
    In the United States, Choudhury has claimed, and been aggressive in enforcing, broad copyrights in most aspects of the practice, teaching, and business of the system. While these claims are not definitively resolved (i.e., by any judicial ruling on the merits), Choudhury has extracted legal settlements from a number of yoga teachers and studios.[3][19] However, in a recently issued official statement, the US Copyright Office concluded that copyright for Bikram's sequence of 26 postures had been issued in error.[20]

    On December 17, 2012, U.S. District Court Judge Otis Wright ruled that Bikram Choudhury does not have copyright protection for the sequence of 26 yoga postures and two breathing exercises commonly known as “Bikram Yoga.” The ruling, in favor of Evolation Yoga LLC and its founders Mark Drost and Zefea Samson, meant that non-Bikram studios are allowed to offer hot yoga classes utilizing that same 26-posture sequence—a legal right Choudhury actively and vigorously contested for several years


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bikram_Choudhury
    As of January 2014, five women were suing Bikram Choudhury with allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault.[7]

    Two lawsuits accusing Bikram Choudhury of rape were filed in May 2013, in which a Jane Doe alleges sexual battery, false imprisonment, discrimination, harassment, and other counts in addition to the rape allegation. It describes a cult-like atmosphere where Bikram’s followers help him find young women to assault

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    Oct 20, 2014 9:55 PM GMT
    I do naked men's vinyasa yoga , really saves on gym wear. Lol

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    Oct 21, 2014 1:00 AM GMT
    Big fan of Bikram yoga here. Most people probably hate it at first. It's hot. The postures are hard. The pace is intense. It's too bright. The teacher never shuts up. But it's a great workout and you'll feel great after. Try it.
  • Lokky210

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    Oct 21, 2014 6:27 AM GMT
    I have been doing bikram yoga for several years. It is not easy at first. But once the class is over, you will feel like you can conquer the world. I usually take a class the day after I work out in the gym. It's great way to stretch out your tense muscle.
  • vindog

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    Oct 21, 2014 4:20 PM GMT

    I enjoy hot yoga a lot, my strength coach hates it (and isn't a fan of yoga in general) but it's good for me mentally.


    His main point of contention is that people attempt to stretch deeper than their body is meant to. With hot yoga/bikram, the heat could endanger your tendons and ligaments by stretching them past a point of safety. These, in effect, can weaken your joints if your tendons/ligaments are loosened.

    http://breakingmuscle.com/yoga/hot-yoga-the-dangers-and-myths-you-need-to-know


    So, body awareness is key, and just because the person next to you has an incredible full pigeon doesn't mean your body is meant to do that.
  • Danskerb

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    Oct 21, 2014 6:25 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidI do naked men's vinyasa yoga , really saves on gym wear. Lol



    Photo, or it never happened...
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    Oct 21, 2014 10:46 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidI do naked men's vinyasa yoga , really saves on gym wear. Lol



    As a guy who's seen you in that Yoga class, I can say with all sincerity - you look as awesome in your pics as you do in the (naked) flesh.

    I've done several kinds of Yoga since the 90's and Bikram is an intense work out. It leaves me feeling like a wet noodle when I come out of there. Exhausted and totally worked out. A great feeling. I'm in very good shape, thanks partly to my regular Yoga classes.
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    Oct 22, 2014 4:06 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]Danskerb said[/cite]
    Alpha13 saidI do naked men's vinyasa yoga , really saves on gym wear. Lol



    Photo, or it never happened...[/quote

    http://nakedyogasf.com

    It happens several times a week. It's a real workout. Would luv to see you there!
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    Oct 23, 2014 3:51 AM GMT
    Dellboy71 saidHey. Bikram is pretty intense but the results are amazing, it's the best stretch, core workout and detox you could ever hope for. Aligns your spine, stretches everything and speeds up the metabolism! It is hot so just wear the minimum, I usually wear a bathing costume, short brief style.
    It is 90 minutes where the only thing you think about is breathing and relaxing, it really motivates you and gets you to ficus on goals in your life and practice. I'd love to do the teacher training course but it's a little expensive in ZAR terms!
    Let me know how the class goes/went!


    It was really great, it was intense like you said but a good intense. I can't believe how good I felt after the class was done. I'm looking forward to keeping my body less tense. The focus that comes with it was beneficial as well. Can't wait to go back.