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Old 08-28-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: SUNNY AZ
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There are at least 12 Bikram Yoga places within 12 miles of where I live. I think I'll stick with my Vinyasa yoga though.

bikram in Studio City, CA on Yahoo! Local
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Old 08-28-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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No, I agree with DaBeeze - I tend to distrust any mind/body exercise that holds the title "Johnny Come Lately" or is really only a mish-mash of other techniques.

This happens in the martial arts all the time - "Hey, I've discovered a new style!" ...no, you haven't - you've just taken a few moves from a couple of styles and called it "new".

On top of that, part of my philosophy is to avoid extremes - which, you might agree, Bikram indulges in via the warm temperatures.

And finally - I could NEVER take a class where the male instructor is strutting around in front of us in a Speedo.
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Old 08-28-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: SUNNY AZ
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Alright philip......first of all....my instructor is a woman and she doesn't wear a speedo...second of all I don't care where the "moves" came from....they work and the detox factor is amazing...but nothing beats how it makes you feel....you can't really describe it....sooo.....don't knock it until you've tried it......then maybe i'll listen to ya'

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Old 08-28-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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Alright philip......first of all....my instructor is a woman and she doesn't wear a speedo...
Well now, see, if she did I'd probably try a class or two...

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second of all I don't care where the "moves" came from
It's different in the martial arts world, is all I'm saying...it's important because blending two or more unsuitable styles can not only negate any positive benefits but lead to problems down the road.

Does your teacher train your breathing also? Your prana? Are there discussions of chakras? Diet and nutrition? Hindu philosophy? Without all that, all you're doing is an aerobic exercise, not yoga. (IMHO, of course)

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....they work and the detox factor is amazing...but nothing beats how it makes you feel....you can't really describe it
I'm glad it works for you.

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....sooo.....don't knock it until you've tried it......then maybe i'll listen to ya'
I don't particularly care whether you listen to me or not - I've been involved in mind/body work for over 38 years now and I've seen fads and trends come and go, most with little or no serious consequences. But some have the capability to cause permanent injury, and with something like Bikram that's my uppermost concern - that people will hop into it without thinking and hurt themselves.

When aerobic kickboxing started becoming popular in the gyms, everybody flocked to it. The incidence rate of injuries skyrocketed. Why? Because the instructors weren't martial artists, and didn't realize that punching and kicking air with a full extension of the limbs leads to serious trouble. It's only after the damage was done did they start to think about modifying the routines.

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all in love phil all in love
Same here, m'lady - I just get my freak on when the discussion is in my field.
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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You both make good points but its just that I have a phobia of peoples germs. Bikram just seems like the most unsanitary of all the yoga with the people sweating in a closed heated room. Im sure it may work fine, but if I want to workout in the heat (which I did today and yesterday) I'll just go in my garage and do a few rounds on the heavy bag, speed bag and wooden dummy.
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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You both make good points but its just that I have a phobia of peoples germs. Bikram just seems like the most unsanitary of all the yoga with the people sweating in a closed heated room. Im sure it may work fine, but if I want to workout in the heat (which I did today and yesterday) I'll just go in my garage and do a few rounds on the heavy bag, speed bag and wooden dummy.
I know the feeling. When I used to have my little house in the woods I had a training station set up outside. Nothing like working out in Nature.
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:23 PM
 
Location: SUNNY AZ
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I don't particularly care whether you listen to me or not -
well alrighty then.....and to think....I was nice to you tisk tisk tisk....
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: SUNNY AZ
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You both make good points but its just that I have a phobia of peoples germs. Bikram just seems like the most unsanitary of all the yoga with the people sweating in a closed heated room. Im sure it may work fine, but if I want to workout in the heat (which I did today and yesterday) I'll just go in my garage and do a few rounds on the heavy bag, speed bag and wooden dummy.
I hear ya.....definitly to each his own and one of the things I emphisize over and over again to my clients is you have to be comfortable with what your doing otherwise you can not fully reap the benefits of it.

But germphobe?? I'm the same way....germ freak....actually everyone at work buys me handsanitizer for my birthday because i'm constantly using it...that and omg I'm in love with clorox wipes....I dont even use rags anymore anyway.....little off track there sorrybout that.....it's not like your on top of anyone....theres at least 3 feet of distance between you and another person.....maybe it's just me....if I was bothered by being close to sweaty ppl I wouldn't have a kid.....if ya know what i mean
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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well alrighty then.....and to think....I was nice to you tisk tisk tisk....
Well, let this be a lesson to you - it's what happens when you're nice to people!
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:50 PM
 
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Well, let this be a lesson to you - it's what happens when you're nice to people!
Fool me once right?
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