Moksha Yoga is a form of hot yoga that is ideal for the yoga beginner as well as the seasoned practitioner. Every Moksha Yoga class takes you through a series of strengthening and toning postures in the detoxifying calm of a heated studio. There are Moksha Yoga studios across Canada and abroad.
The Barkan Method is a style of Hatha Yoga that originated from a lineage in Calcutta, India. The Barkan Method finds its roots from this lineage in Calcutta, but also integrates postures from other styles of Yoga to create variations and even greater range of motion. The yoga classes are practiced in a heated room to stretch and strengthen various areas of the body. The practice brings vital balance and restores all systems to optimal health. Consistency will create a physical, mental and spiritual harmony that will be felt in all areas of the practitioner's life.
Late last summer I found out that I had arthritis in my left knee; the result of a decade of running. I needed to find a new source of exercise, and in mid October a friend introduced me to Bikram Yoga. During my initial visit I asked your staff if I would be able to do the yoga with the arthritis knee. I was told that the yoga would likely sure my 'runners knee'. I had my doubts but had nothing to loose.
I am also an asthmatic and have relied on daily medication since 1990 to keep my lungs clear. I was told that Bikram oga could cure asthma. Once again I was skeptical.
I have been attending your classes roughly four times a week for four months. I am happy to inform you that my arthritis has drastically improved, and for the past few days I have been able to discontinue the use of my asthma medication. As a bonus I have also lost weight and my cardio vascular health is as strong as it has ever been.
I found Bikram Yoga by coincidence. I can honestly say it's been one of the best finds of my life. Every class is a new challenge and every class I learn something new about myself. Each instructor brings something different to teh class. If I could compare it to something I would compare it to a painting with each class adding a new color.
It is amazing how a decision can impact one's life so greatly. A small decision to try something new, yoga - only an hour and a half of life, yet it has brought such unexpected benefit that it is hard to contain in words. The yoga itself does so much but the people and the environment affect one so greatly that it is hard to imagine a separation of the two.
THANK-YOU. Your openness and acceptance, your commitment to and belief in the yoga, your determination to make the three pillars of one's being strong and well, these are the blessings shared by all who are willing to step into the heat. Truly, you deserve a hug of thanks each and every day. NAMASTE.
30 day challenge of Bikram Yoga, piece of cake. Boy was I wrong. This 30 days turned out to be one of the biggest learning experiences for me. The first week was adjusting to the heat. I'm not wearing shorts. I can do this in pants. Mind over matter, I'd tell myself. Do what you can, but don't leave. Come on you were a lifeguard for 6 years in 110 degree Fahrenheit weather. It can't be that bad. Well, it was hot, but after a while you learned to not notice the heat. Oh, I bought shorts. Around week two it became getting through all the poses. That was the main focus. (I don't think I ever did get through all of them), but I improved. Finally, week three. Why am I so crabby? I'm frustrated at my job. All I do is work, sleep and YOGA. Why have I no patience? My kids at work keep telling me I'm so crabby. I'm short with my husband. Then it hit me, the breakdown. The call all the teachers would talk about might happen. The one class where you relieve so much tension that all you do is cry. It started at standing tree, my favorite pose. Why am I becoming so overwhelmed? Get it together. I can't stop crying. For the next whatever minutes, all I can do is cry. I get through a few poses and start crying again. That was the day I learned so much. The day I learned it's okay to be different everyday and have different moods and emotions. The day I learned I need to not put off the difficult things in my life and face them. No matter how much I suppress them, they're still there and they still bother me. On that day I learned how important it was for me to take time out of my life for me. I spent two years focusing on pleasing everyone but myself and had never taken time out for me. That's what this Yoga did for me. It helped clear my mind for a better future and realize where my heart lies. On that day, I released all my tension and frustrations I'd been holding on to for years and realized that I'm the only one who can change living my life that way. After that day came fear. The last week. Fear of what happens when this is over. Fear of the end of 30 days. What happens to me then? I don't want to go back to where I was. Well, it ended. And I did it. The whole 30 days. It was one of my proudest accomplishments since I ran districts in high school. I word hard to take time out of my day everyday for me. I'm slowly working on getting my "ducks in a row" and finishing the things I always said I needed to do and was going to do.
I want to thak all the staff at Bikram. You all make this a fantastic experience for me. I appreciate all the conversations we had and all your support. You guys truly are amazing.