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April 27, 2015
As a recipient of the Aura newsletter I clicked through a link and came to the forum. As a previous student of Bikram yoga (class student not teacher training student) I find comments on Bikram interesting. It is a very different sort of yoga class and I have to say really helped me in some respects. 105 degrees is a great temperature for my body to do yoga in. Most yoga classes I have attended are not nearly warm enough and I am too cold to get rid of my stiffness. The other advantage to 105 degrees is that you sweat masses of toxins out. I tend to have a slightly low body temperature and Hot yoga is great for that, especially if you live in a very cold climate (Sweden). For someone who has a problem being able to sweat, this is a superb environment. I cant use gyms as they are too cold.
On the other hand, I completely agree with the not pushing yourself beyond your limits. I pushed myself too much in Bikram yoga classes ( it turns out I had a twisted pelvis which I am now correcting with physio. The Bikram didn't twist my pelvis, btw, but made it worse). I made it clear after a while that I would take it to wherever I could on any given day in the Bikram class. This involved me speaking with teachers before or after class. Most respected my wishes and needs.
My ideal yoga would be a Hatha class in 100 degrees! So, if I do train as a yoga teacher it will be to teach in a respectful way in a warm room (at least 75) with water available. And some rests between poses.
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