Bikram Yoga Bowie MD

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 Bowie, MD listed below.

Namaste Yoga Studio
(301) 423-3394
3601 Spring Terrace
Temple Hills, MD
Yoga Styles
Iyengar, Integrative Yoga, Ayurveda Well

Reiki Lotus Healing
(202) 842-2292
between the Dupont Circle and McPherson Square
Washington, DC

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George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine
(202) 833-5055
908 New Hampshire Ave, Suite 200
Washington, DC
Services
Yoga, Yeast Syndrome, Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Therapeutic Touch, Supplements, Student, Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Research, Reiki, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Oncology, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Meditation, Massage Therapy, Internal Medicine, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Healing Touch, Gynecology, Guided Imagery, Geriatrics, Gener
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Crofton Yoga
410/451-1625
2431 Crofton Lane
Crofton, MD
Yoga Styles
Kripalu-Pranakriya

Karen M. Pedra of Mountain Yoga Studio
410-913-7890 or 410-721-7580
Proffessional Sports Care and Rehab Village at Waugh Chapel
Gambrills, MD
Yoga Styles
Aqua Yoga

Urban Yoga & Holistic Center
(202) 329-8224
4408 First Place NE, 33
Washington, DC

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Studio Serenity Yoga
(202) 518-9642
2469 18th St. NW
Washington, DC

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Yolinna Spirit
(301) 805-4428
3120 Belair Drive
Bowie, MD
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Restorative, Gentle, All Level

Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam
(703) 403-1207
7110 Cipriano Springs Drive
Lanham, MD
Yoga Styles
Advaita Vedanta

Wildflower Yoga
(301) 583-1047
PO Box 1473
Cheverly, MD
Yoga Styles
Anusara

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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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