Getting fit for Summer!
Summer is coming soon and we are all thinking how our body will look in the new colorful bikini or trikini swimsuit. Not to be ashamed of our selves and fill comfortable at the beach we better start now. From many different sport activities I have tried, I found Bikram Yoga one of the most efficient ones. It cleans the body from all the toxins, the ones remaining after long winter, which come out with sweat. The skin purifies, becomes softer and gets a bright look. Basically what is it all about: the original hot yoga is a series of twenty six postures and two breathing exercises. One lesson takes place in a room heated up to 40 degrees for 1,5 hour long. there are two studios in Paris, which are open everyday without holidays. The classes are from 7am to 9pm, most of them are in French but there is one or two a day in English. The couches are all very friendly, as all real yogis are supposed to be:) Good news, for students under 25 there is a discount of 10%. The only advice I would give bring your own towels and the mat. Of course the smell in the room at the first glance can seem to so pleasant, but you get used to very quickly and after 10 minutes feel nothing.
It is not an easy course, especially for the first time. The main goal when entering the room for the first time is to stay until the end. After a few sessions you fill how muscles stretch much better, due to the warm temperature. Some people tend to say it is dangerous for the heart, well everyone I know including my self only felt better after and became healthier. In particular, Bikram yoga may help with the following:
- job or emotional stress
- lethargy, fatigue, and lack of energy
- sleep disturbances
- back pain, sports injuries, or chronic ailments
- headaches and migraines
- weight loss
- cross training and sports conditioning
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- and much more!
So my advice is: healthy diet plus bikram yoga will give an excellent result within one month. And trust me we all can do it! there is no age, gender or any other preferences for bikram yoga.
by Anna Smirnova