I have been practicing Bikram Yoga since 2004. When I started I
went once a week. Then it was twice then three times and now I
practice hot yoga every day.
I can honestly say that I live the ‘Hot Yoga Lifestyle,’ but let’s stop
for a moment and think about it. Let’s forget about the different
yoga styles and concentrate on ‘yoga’ as a discipline.
A yoga lifestyle is ‘living’ yoga, is practicing yoga everyday, whether
it’s through sitting meditation or physical meditation.
A yoga lifestyle is applying the wisdom of yoga in my everyday
activities. Living with awareness.
Now back to my hot yoga practice. I started because a friend invited
me. Not a good reason to start a life changing event, but through
constant practices, hot yoga slowly became my lifestyle.
I can say that I incorporate the yoga lifestyle the easy way. Bit by bit,
yoga became my daily companion. No harsh ‘must do’ this. No lofty
health reasons. I knew that it was good for me and that was that. Before
I knew it, I was ‘hooked’ on the doing. The hot yoga health benefits was
These days, as a hot yoga practitioner, I sweat tons during yoga, so hydration
is part of my daily routine. A huge hot yoga health benefit! Toxins out!
Over the years of practicing hot yoga, I have grown to respect my body.
It houses everything that I think of as my ‘self.’
Through my yoga practice, I am keenly aware of my intimate responsibilities
towards myself and others.
As they repeatedly say in yoga, ‘take care of yourself, then you can take care
of others.’ I had always thought that taking care of others was more important.
But when I think about it, if I can’t take care of yourself, then it would
be arrogant to think that I can take care of anybody else!
I thank my lucky star for leading me to yoga.
Hot yoga health benefits is truly a life saver!
I wish you well!