I started Bikram Yoga because of a repetitive strain injury due to computer use. I was, at one time, in 24 hours of pain and not only questioning my ability to function in my career but questioning my ability to function on a day to day basis. I remember one morning that was really bad; it was extremely painful to cut a banana…with a sharp knife and it took me 5 minutes to put my shoes and socks on. When I found Bikram Yoga I immediately loved it. It was just me, no weights, no props, just me…and the heat of course. I couldn’t wait to be five years into the practice. That was at the beginning of 2004 and now I’m a teacher and competing in the yoga asana championships. I believed 100%, at one time, that I would be suffering from my injury for the rest of my life. No more. The fact is that with this yoga you can do anything.
Matt Guyton instructs the following:
This class is designed for those who love the 26&2 class, as well as a good beat. This is a Bikram method class which consists of a challenging series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises, suitable for all ages and all levels of ability. Each posture stretches, strengthens, and prepares specific muscles, ligaments, and joints needed for the next posture. This yoga class also stimulates organs, glands, and nerves, moving fresh oxygenated blood to 100% of the body, restoring all systems to a healthy working order. Bikam Choudhury scientifically designed this 90 minute program to deliver total health through the balancing and
strengthening of every system in the body. To prevent illness and injury, promote weight loss and limit the effects of aging. This series of postures also improves concentration, patience, determination, and self-control to
increase mental clarity and reduce stress. This yoga class is done in a heated room to warm your muscles, prevent injury, allow a deeper workout and cleanse the body by flushing toxins.
(all level class/ heated room/ 90 min class/ set to music)