Utkatasana

Here we go! The next in the line up of our postures we are releasing once a week in the Bikram series. Use these videos to support your practice when you find yourself away from your home studio and remember to send us a shot of you in your favorite pose @bikramyogaparkslope #itsmyhotasana

 

 

Here are some benefits to Utkatasana:
  • Relieves sciatica, arthritis, rheumatism and gout in the legs
  • Firms all muscles of the thighs, calves and hips
  • Creates traction in the spine, increases strength in the weight-bearing joints
  • Improves blood circulation in the knee and ankle joints
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Introducing Kangen Water

Have you discovered the water and technology being used by the most forward thinking, heath aware people in the world?

Introducing Kangen Water. It’s better than any other water or drink. It goes deeply into the fluid surrounding the cells and bathes and feeds those cells thus giving them more hydration that allows for quicker recovery, increased stamina and extended energy. A far more superior approach to healthy athletics and rapid reduction of lactic acid rather than the sugar, unhealthy alternatives. Beat that, Gatorade.

Here’s what you need to know:

• Kangen Water has been used in Japanese Hospitals for 40 years

• Kangen Water hydrates 4 to 6 times more effectively than other drinks

• Kangen Water can help flush built up toxins and impurities from the body

• Kangen Water can help our planet and environment by stopping plastic bottle waste

• Kangen Water can lead to an increase in energy, improved digestion and better sleep

“A person cannot eat enough fruits and vegetables in a day to come anywhere near the antioxidant power of one glass of Kangen Water.”
–Dr. Horst Filtzer, MD, Vascular Surgeon, Educated at Harvard University

Next time you come into our studio, try Kangen Water for yourself! Also, check out this incredible story about how Kangen Water changed the lives of one particular athlete.

And, if you have questions about hydration, connect with us on Twitter or Facebook to find out more!

Cheers to your health!

Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com

Call upon the full range of your muscular faculties

Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com

Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com

At my yoga studio, our instructors remind us to use every part of our body to achieve the total expression of the posture.

Even the parts that are relaxed.

Just because something is disengaged doesn’t mean it’s unimportant, they say.

I’ve seen this principle play out during every class. It’s the stillness of one leg that fuels the exertion of the other. It’s the rock solid locked knee that frees up the motion of your lumbar spine. And it’s the relaxed, drama free facial expression that counteracts the inevitable mental exhaustion.

The cool part is, this is a principle anyone can apply to their lives.

Are you making use of everything you are?

Scott Ginsberg is a writer, daily practitioner and workstudy volunteer at Bikram Yoga Park Slope.

Bikram yogi Ruchika Muchhala

Ruchika Muchhala

My sister had been practicing Bikram Yoga for awhile and she convinced me that it would really help me detox. It was only until the winter break after a busy first semester in graduate school, that I agreed to join her for a class in 2012 and immediately bought the unlimited monthly plan as a christmas present to myself!

As a graduate student and then a freelancer who has strange “working hours” and can work remotely, Bikram Yoga is the time in which I get to put the gadgets away and disconnect, literally! However, unlike working out at the gym or going for a long meditative swim, I feel that my practice challenges me to not only have the chance to keep trying and trying, pushing and pushing until I come to “perfect” my poses, but to just value the process of it.

With my work, making documentary films and non-fiction content, oftentimes it is only the final edited outcome that one sees and as an artist, we feel rewarded when others are affected by our work and acknowledge it. However, we fail to acknowledge our own process of making it. The film I am screening on March 8, 2015 is deeply personal, as I am the one who navigates through the arranged marriage system and my parents are pressuring me to get married. The process of making the film emotionally as well as logistically, was difficult and sometimes painful and oftentimes, like with Bikram Yoga, you just want to run to a window or to the door and escape!

I am happy to finally have the chance to share the film and have the chance to engage audiences with a relevant discussion with some of the amazing artists and activists who I admire on the panel discussion after the screening. We are screening the film at 7 p.m.the Tank Theater (151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor).

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New Year’s Eve Party

We look forward to bringing in the new year together!

To celebrate the closing of our first studio and the beginning of a new year, we are hosting a New Year’s Eve Party! The party kicks off at 10 p.m. and we will be going strong into the new year! Bring yourself, some food and drink to share, and all the love you have built up in your yoga practice. It’s time to welcome in 2015!

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December 31, 2014
10 pm – break of dawn
289 Flatbush Avenue
BYL (bring your love)