Tag Archives: Bikram Yoga

Not All MATS are Created Equal

When I first started practicing Bikram yoga in 2013 I used a gaiam mat that I’d been using for my hatha yoga classes. I’d place a regular beach towel on top. I think I did that for several months before … Continue reading

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Which Way Will You Go?

When I arrived home this afternoon from lunch with a friend I had a choice, I could sit down and take a nap or I could make some coconut butter. I chose the latter. There’s nothing wrong with a nap, … Continue reading

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Yoga Your Mood

I woke this morning in a funky kind of mood. Self-absorbed. Not-so-happy. Just plain moody. I knew the cure. Get out of my own head, but how to do that? Easy. Go to yoga. Then I started a whole discussion … Continue reading

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Three Years of HOT HOT HOT YOGA!

Today, April 29, 2016 marks my third year Bikramversary! I don’t have any grand comments to make. No profound realizations. I’ve been practicing yoga on and off for twenty years, but I love Bikram/Hot yoga more than the others. Why? … Continue reading

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Hot Tips for a Happy Hot/Bikram Yoga Class

Here’s a #tbt entry for you. I first wrote this 2 years ago. I’ve absolutely positively fallen in love with Bikram Yoga and the many blessings it has brought to my life in the 11 months I’ve been practicing. I … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Beauty

I do not consider myself beautiful. I also don’t consider myself ugly. My thoughts on beauty formed at an early age, no doubt framed by traditional concepts of beauty as portrayed in the media. Beauty is thin. Beauty is perfect … Continue reading

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A Piece of A Posture

I’ve been thinking lately about postures and how I work on them. I realized a few weeks ago that the key to “perfecting” a posture involves taking one piece of a posture at a time and working on it. During … Continue reading

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Sexy Sit-Ups (Sort of!)

I can’t do a traditional sit-up. I just can’t right now, that doesn’t mean I can’t work toward one. The other day I went for my semi-annual dermatological body check, and my dermatologist told me I must have significant core … Continue reading

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With Eyes Wide Open: Staying Present in Yoga

I like to keep my eyes closed to escape my thoughts. Or so I think. When I meditate I close my eyes to center myself. In the hot room they tell you to keep your eyes open, and, while I’ve … Continue reading

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Which Way Do You Turn?

When I’m in the classroom I encourage my students to create new pathways, new grooves in their brains by making small changes in their routines. When they exit the classroom, go left instead of right. Take an alternate route to … Continue reading

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