Bikram Yoga Utica NY

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 Utica, NY listed below.

Universal Yoga Center
(315) 269-4285
1 Campion Rd.
New Hartford, NY
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Just Breathe Yoga Studio
(315) 337-4860
1918 North James St
Rome, NY
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Anjali Yoga & Wellness, Inc.
(716) 748-5503
Wurlitzer Bldg.
North Tonawanda, NY
Yoga Styles
Yoga Therapy, Hatha

Hudson Yoga
(914) 271-3076
5 Old Post Road
Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Yoga Styles
Iyengar, Kripalu

Yoga Teacher
(914) 238-4340
12 Colony Row
Chappaqua, NY
Yoga Styles
Hot Power Vinyasa, Vinyasa, Pre-natal, K

Anatomy In Motion Pilates and Wellness Studio
(315) 853-3470
7 Kirkland Avenue
Clinton, NY
 
Naturalrapeutic Care
(315) 733-4816
432 Lafayette St
Utica, NY
 
Ananda Marga
(718) 898-1603
97-38 42nd Ave. Suite#1F
Corona, NY
Yoga Styles
Tantra Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Hatha

Bikram Yoga Williamsburg
(718) 218-9556
108 N. 7th St.
Williamsburg, NY
Yoga Styles
Bikram Yoga

YogaSpa
(914) 345-YOGA
321 Tarrytown Road
Elmsford, NY
Yoga Styles
Bikram

Bikram Yoga

Provided by: 

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

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...