- 11 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
I found this, don’t know how accurate it is
I found this, don’t know how accurate it is
I retract! I retract! I’m just going off what my friend tells me. She says on the rare occasions she goes for a run, she feels like the run is a lot harder and gets her heart rate up and therefore, burns more calories.
But like I said, I’ve never done it, so you guys would know better!
It will burn calories. It also will affect appetite because you are hydrating much more than usual (for most people). So burning calories + less food + more water = weight loss. I don’t have much weight to lose so I am seeing more firming and flexiblitiy than anything else.
I am not a yoga gal no matter what kind of yoga it is. It doesn’t get me in a mental zone, I am too ADD – haahaahaahaa I do much better in a pumped up Cycle class, haahaahaa – – – HOWEVER my two girlfriends LUURRRVVVEEEE their Bikram Yoga, and I agree with almost everything stlginkgo has said. There are changes in your body in your emottions and you do lose weight and love the results. Keep at it and enjoy!
I’m really happy that ya’ll are posting about this!! I was JUST thinking about getting into Bikram. I’ve done a few light vanesse yoga classes before but I want that extra push for better flexibility, better workout, and more mental calmness. My issue is not so much a physical workout (I have a trainer 3x/week and spinning 2x/week) but the mental aspect of being able to CALM my mind.
This place offers a freek week, and it looks like they have locations lots of places – http://www.corepoweryoga.com/
Glad to see there are some other Bikram enthusiasts out there – I’ve searched for blogs and websites to find out more info and hear people’s stories, but there isn’t much out there…
Will just have to see for myself where it takes me – hoping it can keep me calm AND lean in the run up to the wedding. I would like to lose about 20 lbs, so I’ve got a ways to go, but everyone in the classes are so toned, hoping it all falls into place!
I will add, I had a bride who did “hot yoga” religiously for her wedding. (we don’t have any “Bikram” studios.
She lost a good 30+ pounds before the wedding! I will say though, be carefully when loosing weight… her dress barely fit her. In some pictures there’s a good inch gap from loosing more weight after her last fitting.
@KLP2010 – that is incredible she lost so much weight w/Bikram – I really hope to be so successful! Do you know if she followed a diet or did she just do Bikram? Any idea how many classes she attended per week?
I’m not really dieting – just trying to watch what I eat and making healthy choices, but I’d be thrilled with losing 30 lbs!!
I just have to say:
I’m a Bikram yoga instructor (so I’m slightly biased!) :-), but Bikram yoga is a wonderful way to boost self-esteem (in addition to losing weight and toning the body from top to bottom!). I first started practicing two years ago, not to lose weight, but to heal a back injury I had from playing my instrument. The self-acceptance that slowly came after staring at myself in the mirror for 90 minutes a day was AMAZING!! I was a girl that would blowdry my hair in a dark bathroom, and would use a tiny mirror to put on makeup…I just didn’t really enjoy looking at myself. After practicing for a few months I felt toned and in shape but more importantly, I felt like I could look at myself and be happy with what I saw in the mirror. Just a thought!!
@ 2bedaugherty – thanks for that feedback. I have heard a lot of positive things about the self acceptance people gain from doing Bikram. I’m definitely not there quite yet, but hoping it comes, along with the other great things Bikram is supposed to bring. I am not doing it entirely to lose weight, but hoping it helps in my journey to get lean before the wedding.
Bikram is a wonderful program, as long as you stick with it through the tough beginnings to start seeing results!
I’ve been doing Bikram for a little over a year, and the one thing I’ve noticed are the different atmospheres at different studios. When you’re in a comfortable environment with a friendly teacher, it pushes you harder without scaring you away. When you’re looking forward to class, you’re going more often and feeling the results sooner. Namaste!!
I do hot power vinyassa and hot hatha yoga, and I LOVE it. I haven’t been going enough to notice a physical difference yet (I’m in an intro class that is once a week), but what it has done for my stress level is inredible. Seriously, I leave that class without a care in the world!
I wish we had this here!! I have always wanted to join it because I think that hot weather increases flexibility and makes the muscles more flexible and pliable.
I’m in a yoga class at my school, but it’s not bikram. This just sounds really fun, so tomorrow I’m going to the army base and seeing if they offer a class!
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