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“My mother used to do yoga regularly, and once she tried Bikram, the kind of yoga where they dress in hot pants and heat up the room until your eyes melt,” so opens Lee Schneider’s consideration of whether we need to be cleansed to be spiritual.

Image by Jason Schneider courtesy of New York Times

“An Indian government body tasked with protecting the country’s rich heritage of medicinal and medical philosophy and practice has started filming hundreds of asanas – yoga poses – in an attempt to make a rigid system out of this most flexible of meditative practices,” reports Jason Burke for the Guardian.

Daily Global asks, “Are you cool enough for competitive yoga?” in their article about yoga competition.

Find of the week:

“The class has barely begun and it is not going well for Long Pants.  Bikram watches him while the rest of us continue with the posture, staring straight ahead, hoping that Long Pants will get it together. He doesn’t,” writes Kristina Chandler of her experience joining, struggling and surviving a teacher training class as a beginning student.

New York Times tells us the most ridiculous yoga behavior in their list of the worst yoga etiquette violations and in response, Social Workout facilitates a hilarious comment thread (filled with many Bikram nightmares) on the same topic. Everything from soda drinking, to shattered glass, to poor clothing choices and in-between.

Best of Bikram Blogs…

“What also surprised me was that first class back felt like home,” writes Eat the Yolk blogger about her return to Bikram Yoga after a 10 year hiatus.

“Even when you are feeling like you can’t possibly get up and walk out of the class at this point because you are physically and emotionally exhausted, when the teacher says something positive to you, you get a tiny bit of energy and you are able to pick yourself up. Amazing what you can do with just a tiny bit of energy!” reflects Marcia McGonagle upon week seven of teacher training.

Training updates come to us from Juliana at KeepItLocking, and from ThatsMyTri.

“Let’s get dirty… Just so you know, there are 2 types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber (oatmeal, oranges, apples, carrots, nuts) is good for absorbing toxins and regulating blood sugar. Insoluble fiber (whole wheat, leafy green veggies) prevents constipation and regulates pH levels,” writes Lori Givens on YoGotta Eat in a post all about fiber.


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Media Monday

These concepts, carried out during the practice of yoga, can be readily applied to one’s poker game,” says this great article about how a regular yoga practice can up your poker game.

Writer Martin Haworth gives you a breakdown on why the heat IS good for you.

Forbes lists Bikram Yoga as one of “Asia’s Weirdest High Paying Jobs.”

Researchers discover the benefits of doing yoga for cancer patients.

Find of the week:

“Making the practice of hatha yoga accessible to six billion people worldwide is the primary philosophy underlying the development and growth of Bikram Yoga,” writes Craig Villani in this fantastic article summarizing Bikram Yoga.

Best of Bikram Yoga Blogs

“Push paranoia aside and just keep walking. And talking. Keep reciting dialogue and just walk,” writes Marcia McGonagle in her long (but so worth-the-read) account of TT Week Six.

At Bikram Yoga NYC,”artists tend to their equipment diligently with their Bikram yoga,” writes Yoga Lily.

I actually get turned on at Bikram Yoga pretty often,” admits Diana Cage in her insightful article on how and why you can have an orgasm during your Bikram practice.

“Some hours are kind of lame and pointless, and some hours are absolutely transcendent.  Just like in class, we go from maximum effort to maximum relaxation in half a second,” reflects Juliana Olmstead on Week 6 of teacher training.

At Hannah just breathe… our favorite blogger reflects on her yoga crush, “Crushes are like that, though—they are meant to be fleeting.  They are meant to charge on in, knock you right over, and then rush on out, leaving you breathless, buoyant, and, usually, a bit unsatisfied.”

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The best of Bikram Yoga news and blogs this week

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Otto Cedeno teaching class Photo: J.C. Rice for the New York Post


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Community: Support your Bikram Bloggers

OMB has updated our link list to include other bloggers, here is our list of places you should check out! We are constantly looking for more great places to get more info, so please let us know if you know of places we should visit!!

Other Bikram Blogs

Lock The Knee

Juliana Olmstead aka thedancingj tells us all about her journeys through beginners, advanced and teacher training.

Hannah, just breathe

Hannah blogs beautiful and often poetic reflections on her Bikram practice.


Lori Givens of Bikram Yoga Memphis blogs about healthy eating for yogis.

Noho Yoga

Bikram Yoga Teacher, Charlie Hubbard, blogs about the stories and knowledge he gains during his travels through the Bikram world.

Lucy’s Yoga Adventure

Bikram Yoga Teacher, Lucy, travels across the US in search of attaining as much knowledge about teaching and running a studio as possible.

Chronicles of a Bikram Yogini

Bikram Teacher, graphic designer, mother and knowledge seeker Danielle blogs about her Bikram journey.

Bikram Bootcamp

Jenn from Seattle wrote in this completed Teacher Training blog EVERY DAY (an amazing feat!), a great resource for those considering TT.

Mind Playground

Copywriter turned Bikram Yoga Teacher, Mei writes about teaching and practicing.

Bikram Boogy

Bikram Yoga Teacher and star performer Paul McQuillan’s completed blog about his teacher training.

Bikram Yoga Challenge Bloggers

Bikram 101

Guest Bloggers from around the world join Heather Molina in her 101 Day Challenge and share their stories day by day.

60 Bikram Yoga Challenge

Bikramyogachick blogs from Bikram Yoga Summerlin.

Year Long Yoga Bender

la leah blogs about her journey doing 10 back-bends every day for a year.

Action JoJo’s World

Another Bikram 101 Blogger chronicles her challenge day by day.

A Happy Yogi’s Blog

Coming from Stockholm, Sweden; Happy Yogi blogs about the 101 Challenge.

Bikram 60 Day Challenge


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