Early morning yoga

Yeesh. If you know me AT ALL, you’ll know that there was some kind of goshawful fight if I ever turn up at an early morning class.

Bending and Booze

To fit in all the necessary classes for this 30 Day Challenge, I’ve started waking up at the ungodly hour of 5am, rolling out of bed and making it to the bus stop for 5.15  – all so I can catch the first tube of the day to the yoga studio across town to practice at 6.30am.

And while I am tired, wishing I was still in bed, and cursing the fact that the studio isn’t closer to home (but at least it’s near work!) the journey is actually quite magical.

For most of the journey the tube carriages are empty, but as people show up they all seem to be in the same half-asleep stupor as I am. We all seem to move slowly through the motions of our journeys, avoiding eye contact and calmly sitting in our seats, peacefully waiting for the tube to reach our destinations so…

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Guest post: Bikramoholics anonymous

I would NEVER DREAM of abandoning beloved Bikram, but this post gave me pause for thought. Maybe this is the year…? #YearOfTheSnake?

Bending and Booze

In a quest to better understand the benefits – or hindrances – included with mixing up yoga styles, I’ve talked to several yoga practitioners and teachers about their opinions. This piece was written by fellow Bikram lover Stacey Lawrence, whom  you can tweet at @Bendybods.

My name is Stacey and I’m a Bikramoholic. I have been clean for nearly a month now but I have to say, I very much crave the Torture Chamber.

The main reason for my month-long hiatus is the up and coming Yoga Teacher Training I am embarking on throughout May with Doug Swenson, Sadhana Yoga Chi, which will focus on other styles of yoga that I’m less familiar with, mainly due to my long-term love affair with Bikram.

I was recommended this training from a highly respected Bikram Yoga Teacher, and was interested to know that her training preceded Bikram.

I knew that I had to…

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