Bikram Yoga Antioch CA

The benefits of Bikram yoga include removing toxins from your body and encouraging healthier habits. Bikram yoga is also known as hot yoga because the temperature in the room is between 95 to105 degrees Farenheit, which is great for loosening the muscles and improving the Bikram yoga postures. People can use Bikram yoga as part of a successful weight loss plan. Please scroll down to learn more and get access to all the related products and services in Antioch, CA listed below.

Pathfinder Institute School of Yoga Heart
(925) 695-3121
PO Box 86
Antioch, CA
Yoga Styles
Anahata Yoga

Center of Movement
707) 803-YOGA (9642)
183 Main Street
Rio Vista, CA
Yoga Styles
Hatha - mixed

The Diablo Yoga Center
(925) 838-7878
125A Town & Country Dr.
Danville, CA
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga primarily Iyengar style

Yoga Learning Center
(925) 691-4219
245 St. Germain Ln
Pleaseant Hill, CA
Yoga Styles
Many Styles

Breath of Life Yoga
(925) 451-8094
2421 Center Ave.
Martinez, CA
Yoga Styles
Kripalu

Yoga Teacher Indep
(925) 935-9088
3494 Clayton Road
Concord, CA
Yoga Styles
Iyengar

Sugi Studios
(925) 588-2727
1924 B Oak Park Blvd
Pleasant Hill, CA
Yoga Styles
Sugi Yoga

World Yoga Healing Arts Center
144,000
at large
namaste, CA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow/ Anusara

The Yoga Company
(925) 833-7818
21001 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Suite A-2
San Ramon, CA
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga Flow, Kripalu, Iyengar, Forrest, Purna, Prenatal, Meditation, Teacher Training

Brentwood Yoga Center
(925) 308-7487
8650 Brentwood Blvd
Brentwood, CA
 

Bikram Yoga

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By Jay Clark

Hot Yoga came into my life when I was searching for balance. I had exhausted my body from overexercise; every day I lifted weights, ran 6 miles, and erupted into random sequences of Tae Bo, when I should have been relaxing more. I needed a change in routine. I needed to sweat out some of my obsessive-compulsive personality.

So I packed my towel and lightweight clothing for a trip to the yoga studio. At the studio’s recommendation, I tried not eating anything beforehand, but en route my car veered uncontrollably into a gas station and left an empty bag of Twizzlers in its wake. Not to worry—Hot Yoga promised to rid me of any toxins resulting from my bad dietary decisions.

I entered the 105-degree room and found a spot in the corner for the 90-minute session. I took out my towel and immediately noticed it didn’t cover my mat completely. I shrugged, thinking it wouldn’t matter. But then the drip-fest began. Buckets of sweat poured down me, and my body and mat became perilously slippery. The annoying guy next to me had enough towel surface area to woo Princess Jasmine, and in comparison, my bathroom’s best looked like a doormat. To distract myself from towel envy, I focused on finding my center instead. I tried to soar, like a majestically sweaty eagle, to a place where I could forget my surroundings. Unfortunately, the loud “plops” of perspiration pouring from my neighboring downward doggers brought me back to reality. And that reality contained a metallic ceiling lined with furnaces above me. And the soggy butt of the person in front of me.

We launched into a series of harder poses. The instructor encouraged participants who were dizzy to sit down if necessary. Of course, as a dedicated type A personality, I recognized this as an opportunity to compete. Despite my light-headedness and the gooey red licorice sloshing in my stomach, I refused to take sit-down breaks like the people around me. This competitiveness fueled me through the rest of the session.

Afterward, I wasn’t proud I had resorted to exactly the type of unhealthy, obsessive behavior I was trying to moderate in the first place. But competitiveness aside, I discovered Hot Yoga wasn’t for me—though it did give me enough peace of mind to figure that out. I would have to find my balance and restoration elsewhere.

Author: Jay Clark

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