Returning to Bikram

Just did a Bikram Yoga class.

I’ve had an estranged relationship with Bikram for quite some time now but it hasn’t always been this way… For about 4 solid years I was practicing most days, sometimes even twice a day. I was doing 30 day challenges even national Bikram competitions! But eventually I realised that this was not healthy for me. I was very slim, very flexible but my body and mind did not feel nourished by this practice.

So I stopped.

But recently I decided I wanted to give it another go without all the ego and on my own terms. I’m not worrying about ‘locking out standing bow’ or having the deepest back bend, I’m just going to try and have a friendly open minded relationship with this practice, ‘japanese ham sandwiches’ and all.

People often ask me my opinions on different types of Yoga. Do I have a favourite? What type of Yoga do I do? Do I not like a certain style? Is one better than another? To me this is like asking what type of art is best. To me, whilst art is so diverse and multifaceted it all is born from the same place, takes us on the same journey and leaves us at the same place. I think this is true of anything that is heartfelt, deep and universal. Sure, there are so many different types of artists and artworks but they all serve a greater purpose and none is