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2013: Setting Its Resolutions

What are yours? (Thanks to @JenniferGrey for inspiring this post! Image: of LA as seen from Runyon Canyon) Filed under: Bikram Yoga, Fitness, Health, Inspiration, Life, Lifestyle, Musings,...

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Meditate on This ~ A Horizon, and Bikram HQ NYE Class

Sweating it out on the steeply inclined Temescal Canyon Trail in Topanga State Park, the view at the top is well worth the uphill climb. In a recent Bikram class, the teacher asked us to close our eyes...

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A Flower Petal Blooming ~ B-tching About Bikram Yoga

I met Jo via her blog, Bitching About Bikram | (and changing my life). I’ve been a subscriber for long enough to know that I wanted to hear more about her Bikram story. Suffice to say, her words...

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If you love it, set it free ~ Bikram Yoga and Running

Recently, I took a set back from my Bikram Yoga practice. We’re all working towards balance in our lives, and my body was telling me that it was what I needed to do to get closer to my equilibrium. I...

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Yoga and Running – Interview with Sage Rountree

I learn from my training and practice sessions every day. By paying disciplined attention to form and breath during your workouts, you’ll improve your sport performance, as well as your mental focus. I...

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What to do on the Weekend? Recharge!

As soon as I saw this, I had to share with you! I think everyone will relate to at least one of these points. Right? Enjoy the hot room if that’s in store for you. I’m going to take a hike Image via...

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It’s a Peep Show ~ Yoga

Squishy marshmallow chicken shaped ‘peeps’ are associated with Easter in the US. It’s no small wonder that they’ve been making the rounds of the Net lately – in staged stills, even. Thanks to @asanafit...

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Bikram Yoga Truth…

Recently, I read a post titled “Ten Things Noone Will Tell You About Hot Yoga” on http://www.babble.com and thought it was spot on. For me, everything tastes amazing after a Bikram Yoga session (see...

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Yoga Alchemy

Alchemy: the medieval forerunner of chemistry, concerned particularly with attempts to convert common metals into gold. I remember a moment in class when Bikram said something along the lines of, “All...

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It’s all about the 90 minute cycle… and a snack

At the 80-minute mark in the hot room, I find that the going gets tough. If you can relate, an excerpt from Entrepreneur Magazine’s: The Art of Efficiency,  may put some perspective to the 90-minute...

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Your Own Worst Enemy ~ Bikram Yoga

Picture the scene: You’re not even in Locust but knowing it’s the next posture in the series has you feeling exhausted. Your mind is suddenly churning the familiar self-talk, “This posture is so tough....

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Quiet the Mind ~ A Seated Meditation

The beauty of Bikram Yoga, for me, is that I am able to retreat into a form of meditation.  I transition to the beat of the class’ drum — movement, then stillness… movement, then Savasana…. I feed off...

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A Tale of Two Yogas ~ Guest Post by Lala P

I’m so happy to share this eloquent post about living through yoga, written by my Bikram buddy – also Bikram-certified teacher – Lala P. Enjoy! . A Tale of Two Yogas Lala P. . When Marina asked me to...

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The Silver Lining (Life in Yoga) …

Santa Monica #nofilter Readers, I had the toughest class today. No joke. T — O — U — G — H — E — S — T. It was one of those sweaty sessions where I felt the intense heat as soon as I walked into the...

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Water, sweat, salt… Dilemmas in the hot spot

I’m the first to admit that I am the last to step into class on many an occasion. This means, I am usually standing in the hottest spot in the room as it is the only spot available! Faced with this...

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A Breathe-Through.

He lives most life whoever breathes most air. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning I’ve been thinking a lot about the breath, and energy; how holding onto the breath leads to a build up of muscular tension. I...

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Cumulative Exercise (and 30 Day Challenge) Recovery

The U.K. Daily Telegraph listed “plan rest days” as one of their three tips  for recovery from strenuous exercise. Basically, “Exercise makes your body stronger by hurting it first, so planning for...

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Pigeon Saved My Life…

Well, it wasn’t that dramatic, but the stubborn tightness of my right hip was interfering with my walking, Bikram poses, and general lifestyle. It was two months ago that I started to feel its niggle,...

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Your Intention, Your Purpose, and a Downward-Facing Dog

For me, setting an intention at the start of the practice definitely makes for a better class. Every time my mind wavers I bring it back to the intention. Today’s intention was “Do everything with...

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