I've got a question actually - I've heard that the heat required for Bikram yoga can allow people to overextend their muscles and ligaments, causing injury. Is this just a scurrilous rumour? I'd love to know the science behind the high temperatures and the impact this has on practising the postures.
This lunchtime (1-2pm) we're joined by Olga Allon, the founder of Hot Bikram Yoga studios. She'll be on board to answer any questions you have about practising yoga - how you can fit it in with your training, what it can do to relieve specific injuries and more.
Olga's Hot Bikram Yoga studios in Fulham, Balham and London Bridge are firmly established destinations that reflect the ethos of Bikram Yoga, the UK’s fastest growing form of yoga.
Bikram Yoga is a demanding (but highly rewarding!) series of 26 postures and breathing exercises practised in a heated room. Practising Bikram Yoga can help with injuries and weight loss, reduces blood pressure, improves posture, eases back pain and relaxes the body and mind. Each posture in the series requires concentration, patience, determination and self-control, which leads to increased mental clarity and reduced stress.
Bikram is perfect for those who are inflexible (like many runners!) and thos who have never tried yoga before.
We're opening the discussion now Olga so can get answering your questions at 1pm (rather than having to deal with a rush of questions at once).
Just wanted to jump in and clarify a few things. We are aware of the impact a ban has on the member banned, and the community as a whole, and would be very unlikely to take such big step as a response to a single incident.
There had been a number of complaints, from a number of members, over a number of months about Kittenkat's behaviour on the forum. Getting in touch with directly didn't seem to improve the situation. Kittenkat was warned that we would take further action if necessary, and unfortunately we have had to do just that.
The ban was intended to give breathing space to Kittenkat as an individual and the forum as a whole and I do hope we're able to focus on that element rather than the ins and outs of specific incidents that may or may not have led to the ban.
I hope that clears things up, but do drop a line here or via email if you have any further queries.