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How often should I come?
For best results, you should practice at least 3 times a week, optimally 5 times a week, so the different body parts and systems keep the benefits and continue to evolve and correct themselves. We encourage you to come as often as you like with an unlimited yoga card. Bikram yoga requires your dedication for you to feel its total benefits.
What if I cannot stand the heat?
In the beginning you might find that the heat, combined with intense exercise, is too much for you. You can always sit through a pose if necessary during class, and then start again. Avoid leaving the room during class so you can become acclimated to the heat. You will get used to it quickly and soon will learn to love it. It will help your practice progress quickly.
What do I need to bring to class?
A mat and a towel are mandatory (both available for rent in the studio), though we encourage you to buy your own (available for sale in the studio).
You will want to have a bottle of water (available for sale in the studio) and clothing that is light and comfortable (shorts, sport bra or a light top for women, ideally something close to the body to allow better movement).
Try to drink water throughout the day, especially before and after each yoga class. You’re going to sweat and lose a lot of minerals that must be replaced.
You can drink water during the class, but this will not be a sufficient replacement of what is lost. Hydrating the body must be done throughout the day to be efficient.
It is said that you must drink a MINIMUM OF 2 LITRES OF WATER PER DAY to aid your body properly with its natural elimination process.
After the first class…
After the first class or if you have not exercised for a long time, you might have some minor aches and pains. Expect to work your body! The aches and pains you might encounter are due to an accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles that must be eliminated from the body. The best way to get rid of the ache is to come back the very next day, even if you can’t imagine it’s possible.
How is Bikram yoga different from hot yoga?
Bikram yoga is the original hot yoga! All of the other styles of hot yoga that exist are inspired by the Bikram class but do not include the same series of postures. Practising at a studio specialising in the Bikram method guarantees thorough and rigorous instruction, appropriate for all levels, from certified teachers.