The Fountain Of Youth For Post 50

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 in Health & Fitness

The Fountain Of Youth For Post 50

” The Fountain Of Youth For Those Post 50 * But It Doesn’t Come Easy —Bikram Yoga made this happen ” — Arlene Nisson Lassin Before we begin, I know there are lots of tonics, miracle vitamins, hormone therapy, cleanses and diets that have claimed to be the Fountain of Youth for those of us past age 50. So before you suspend belief or stop reading, check out this recent photo of me. The purpose of displaying this photo is to show how youthful I look and feel as my proof because I did NOT look this glowingly youthful a while back. (No, I am not about to share the before photos!) I’m in my late fifties by the way. I haven’t glowed like this since my pregnancies 26-plus years ago, and people mention it to me all the time that I look vibrant and healthy these days. It’s not my eating habits as I have only recently begun to eat more healthfully, and have been known previously to eat Cheetos for dinner. (Now I am snacking on things like dry roasted seaweed — thanks a lot Dr. Oz!) I have to give credit for my fountain of youth to my exercise regimen: Bikram Yoga. Here is my own brutally honest experience with this, but first read this quote: “Bikarm Yoga acts as an anti-aging and preventative medicine keeping the body young and healthy. Yoga maintains youth long. It keeps the body full of vitality, immune to diseases, even at old, old age. The Yogi never becomes old.” (Bishnu Ghosh) It occurred to me that I was crazy for even trying an exercise class that required me to exercise for 90 minutes in a 105 degree room with 40 percent humidity. It’s like working out inside a very hot sauna. After my first class, exhausted, spent, and reduced to an absolute puddle of sweat, I was convinced I was insane. I looked around at some of the young “yoga” bodies who bounced up energetically after class, while I crawled on the floor while gathering my mat and towel, and then limped toward the exit. I walked out that first time telling the instructor that I didn’t know if I could do it again. The instructor looked at me and said, “You must come back tomorrow, and you will start seeing benefits.” I chuckled and shook my head. No way was that happening. Except that after I showered and survived the ordeal, I felt energized and great for hours later. That drove me to try it again the next day, and then the next day, and then a few days later. I made a routine of it, going several times a week because I felt so great afterwards. For those who abhor Yoga in its many forms, I am one of you. I am a type A personality, and a bit hyper, and way...

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Video Blog

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 in Video Blog

Video Blog

Phuket Today meets world-renowned yoga guru, Bikram Choudhury, in Phuket to run a Hot Yoga training session at his Bikram Yoga studio in Kathu Bikram talks about his life and explains his philosophy behind the global yoga phenomenon he developed over half a century ago.British rap star and actor, Goldie, also dropped in to take a class with his favourite Yogi. Introduction to Bikram Yoga Find out more about Bikram Yoga and what to expect in your first class. 90 minutes of your life – Bikram Yoga This video is about Bikram Yoga at Hot Yoga Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, NY. Bikram yoga teacher training fall 2012 demo part 1 Published on Jan 4, 2013 Bikram yoga teacher training fall 2012 demo part 2 Team Red, White & Blue sponsored a yoga camp for America’s Veterans to introduce and expand a yoga skill set towards a healthy lifestyle. Team Red, White & Blue sponsored a yoga camp for America’s Veterans to introduce and expand a yoga skill set towards a healthy lifestyle. The camp was held at Bikram Yoga Bronx for over 30 attendees and over a dozen instructors including renowned Rajashree Choudhury, the Founder and President of USA yoga who assisted her husband, Bikram Choudhury, in creating the highly successful Teacher Training Program. The camp took place between Sept 22-24th with veterans attending from 10 states and even as far as Germany. For some this was their first experience with yoga particularity Bikram Yoga, which was the foundational style of the camp. During the 3 day camp, attendees participated in workshops, classes and a variety of social activities with fellow veteran and local community members. Bikram Yoga is a 26 posture sequence selected and developed by Bikram Choudhury to systematically work every part of the body and is practiced in a heated room. Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. The camp was a prime example of the efforts to further this mission. To learn more please visit www.teamrwb.org For more information on Bikram Yoga visit.www.bikramyoga.com Video was Filmed and Produced by JJ Star and Rule29 Creative www.rule29.com...

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Bikram Yoga’s Other Half

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 in Latest News

Bikram Yoga’s Other Half

Just as “the Moon is to the Sun, Yin is to Yang, so is Rajashree to Bikram” – a balance in harmony. Rajashree Choudhury, wife of Bikram Choudhury and mother of two, has been involved in the practice of Bikram Yoga ever since she moved to the US from India. She is the embodiment of leading by example, not opinion; she believes that through the heart, mind, and body connection, a practitioner will determine the best style of yoga for them. As she says, with a consistent practice, “Yoga speaks for itself.” Born in Calcutta, yoga has always been a large part of Rajashree’s life, just as it is an important part of Indian culture. From an early age, she was taking part in competitions, trained intensively, studied yoga therapy, and by 19 had achieved a Bachelor’s degree from the Yoga Training Institute. Based in California since getting married, this year she and Bikram celebrated their 28th anniversary. An ambassador for the 26 posture and 2 breathing (26 2) series, Rajashree conceptualized the 9 week Bikram Teacher Training course that she started with her husband in 1994; the recent 416 Spring 2012 graduates are the 39th group to have become teacher certified. These days, she’s also involved in coordinating Yoga Championships and is making inroads to have the general practice accepted as an Olympic sport. A former yoga champion many times over in India, she knows it would be a positive step forward. “Yoga competition is my heart’s desire,” she tells me. In the more immediate future, Times Square will welcome Rajashree on June 20th, where she’ll be leading the Bikram Yoga class as part of the Summer Solstice event. Scheduled for midday – this timing will provide a temperature similar to the hot room – it will be one of the many yoga classes taking place in the landmark spot in honour of the longest day. Here are a few snippets of my conversation with Rajashree, this past Sunday. RAJASHREE’S THOUGHTS ON THE BIKRAM SERIES A Unique System of Fitness “I think Bikram Yoga is a unique technique in the Modern Age. It is a 26 2 series in 90 minutes. It is unique and beautiful because Bikram is the first one who actually created this series as a proper way of fitness… If you believe in yoga because you believe in yourself, this is the best system of fitness you can have… Yoga was never practiced in this way, ever… To make the person fit, it’s done in 2 ways: physically and mindfully. The coordination between body and mind: that’s yoga. Fitness and also therapy – you are getting this through the Bikram Yoga. Some see the Bikram Yoga extreme, but Bikram can be practiced moderately based on the limitations of that day… And that is the therapy; that is the rehabilitation… You put yourself into it,...

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