Class cancellations for extraordinary opportunities!
Friday Jan 23rd regular 530 class canceled
Instead come and take class with world asana champion - Joseph Encinia . This class is as always, suitable for all levels: everyone'll benefit. $25
Saturday Jan 24 the regular 8, 10 & 4 are cancelled
for the 10- 3 workshop with Joseph. Don't be worried about 5 hrs in the room, it'll be warm not hot and there will be lots of down time.
We are truly sorry if your practice is interrupted - So rarely do we cancel a full day of classes and we sincerely ask for your understanding.
Again- this workshop is for everyone - it's for you! All the postures will be slowed down for technique demos and discussion. This is a surefire way to fast track your understanding of the postures and to stoke your internal yogi fire.
Joseph's story will appeal to all- guaranteed!
$75 is a reduced fee to motivate you. The regular cost is $100. Joseph is world class in every way. Many moments came together to pave the way to bring Jospeh to Sidney.
I hope you will want to and be able to attend, if not, you will feel the post weekend energy linger on- and I very much anticipate our upcoming year of classes together.
Let's stay inspired - together.
Bikram Yoga creates long and lean muscle tone, and also provides an excellent fat-burning cardio workout. The harder you work in class, the more calories you will burn. But don't worry if you're not already in shape! This exercise routine will meet you wherever you start, and will keep perfect pace with you as your capacities naturally expand over time. Plus, regular yoga practice balances the systems in your body and reduces cravings for the foods that work against you.
Your breathing patterns are directly related to your state of mind. Breathing normally and developing awareness of your breath in challenging situations will help you manage your stress levels. Bikram Yoga places a lot of emphasis on the breath, and we encourage you to explore and pay attention to the breathing cues given by your instructor. Embracing the time you spend in savassana (the last posture of class) is a great way to focus your mind on complete relaxation, and to help you cope when you are feeling stressed in everyday life.
Set your intention every class to focus on the dialogue and your breath. As soon as you notice your mind has drifted off, simply bring it back to the present moment by focusing on your breathing and listening to the step-by-step instructions. The more you practice this, the more your focus will improve in everyday life. The asanas that place your head below your heart, ie Half Tortoise and separate leg stretching, increase blood circulation to the brain and helps bring your brain cells ‘out of the cold storage'.
The heat helps blood flow throughout the body, strengthening the heart and bringing your body ‘out of cold storage' as Bikram says. It also aids in a process called vasodilation, which expands the blood vessels, flushing circulation to the body and helping with low blood pressure, sexual vitality, slowing the aging process, and overall health.
As Bikram says "Yoga class is a gas station, it gives you energy". Even though it's not unusual in the beginning to feel the odd dip in your energy level as your body begins to flush the toxins out of your system, this is actually a good sign that the systems of your body are coming back online and doing their job. After a few more classes you'll begin to feel the unlimited energy potential that is possible with a regular practice. Do your best to focus on your breathing. Increased oxygen intake equals increased energy. Yoga is known to balance the systems of your body, which will also result in increased energy. This is what happens when you tap into the incredible potential of yoga!
This class stretches and strengthens every single muscle in your body, even ones you didn't know you have! Work hard! In each posture, just try your best to listen carefully to the step-by-step instructions. They are brilliantly crafted to allow any beginner to get the maximum benefit possible at every stage in the practice. Increased flexibility and strength will naturally follow with your continuing attention and practice.
Bikram Yoga uses a method called ‘the tourniquet effect'. Blood flow to certain points of the body is temporarily blocked off and upon release, healing, oxygenated blood flows through the body, nurturing the development of healthy cells and irrigating scar tissue and calcification of the joints. Old injuries naturally begin to feel better than ever, and chronic pain is diminished as you increase your flexibility and strength. As this oxygen-rich blood flows more and more regularly through all areas of the body, your need for painkillers will eventually disappear, and you will restore your body to its natural condition, as nature intended.
Bikram Yoga ensures healthy and balanced functioning of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous, digestive, elimination, respiratory, endocrine, and mental systems of the body.
Warms the muscles for greater flexibility; Helps achieve a deeper stretch; Flushes toxins from the body; Improves efficiency of the immune system; Creates a cardiovascular workout; Burns calories; Builds endurance. There are lots of other benefits that can come with a regular practice. Check out our Student Reviews section for the experiences of students at our studio.