Bikram Yoga Crystal Lake IL

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 Crystal Lake, IL listed below.

Radiant Heart Yoga
(815) 701-1727
Lake Barrington, IL
Yoga Styles
hatha, children/teen yoga, prenatal, mom

Center for Performing Arts, Inc.
(847) 961-6127
4590 Princeton Lane
Lake in the Hills, IL
Body Rythyms
(847) 526-6654
445 w. Liberty St.
Wauconda, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha & Yoga-Fit

Yoga Teacher
(847) 641-1179
332 c mallard pt
Barrington, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha: 8 Limbs: Forrest trained

total body yoga
847-772-9642 (YOGA)
210 Terrace Drive
Mundelein, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, Kids, Prenatal, Family

Yoga Seva
(815) 355-0010
60F W Terra Cotta Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL
Yoga Styles
Classical Hatha Yoga

Shima Yoga
(224) 210-3163
Serving Northern Illinois
Algonquin, IL
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow

Yin Yang Pilates & Yoga
(847) 381-4400
5073 Shoreline Rd
Lake Barrington, IL
Yoga Styles
hatha, vinyasa, prenatal, children ages

Yoga with Marlene
(847) 546-7190
272 W. Treehouse Lane
Round Lake, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha - very informal

Fusion Mind Body Studio, Inc
(847) 567-6913
221 E. Chicago Street
Elgin, IL
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, PreNatal, Kids, Power, A

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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