Category Archives: What is Bikram Yoga?

Bikram Yoga, Colds & Flu: Should You Come to Yoga Sick?

By Noa Glow It may seem the heat of a Bikram Yoga class would clear a cough faster than you could say “Cold-FX,” but the truth is when you’re in the early stages of a cold or flu the best thing … read more

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Bikram Yoga Love (Quotes about Hot Yoga)

It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re feeling the Bikram Yoga love! Read these Bikram Yoga quotes and hear what BYV staff and students love most about the original hot yoga. Kent W “The number 1 thing I love about Bikram Yoga … read more

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Why No Green in Bikram Yoga?

Why Bikram Choudhury Hates the Colour Green TL asks: Inquiring minds want to know … how does not wearing green pay respect to Bikram Choudhury’s guru, Bishnu Ghosh? What is the story behind Bikram’s distain for the colour green? BYV … read more

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Bikram Sit-Up: a Compression or a Stretch?

  We’re taking questions from students! If you have a question about Bikram Yoga that you’d like us to answer, just leave a comment below this post or on our Facebook Page. You can even email us or ask your … read more

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Bikram Question: ACL & MCL Tears

We’re taking questions from students! If you have a question about Bikram Yoga that you’d like us to answer, just leave a comment below this post or on our Facebook Page. You can even email us or ask your question … read more

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Q: Should I stretch before class or lie in Savasana?

  Q: Should I stretch before class, or lie still in Savasana? I’ve seen people doing both, and wonder which is better?! Answer: Either – or both! You can use the time before class to quiet down, meditate and relax … read more

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Bikram Yoga Glossary

Ever been in class, listening to the instructor, when a word comes up that you don’t quite understand? We’ve gone through Bikram’s dialogue, carefully picking out terms that may require a dictionary (and noting the poses where they pop up). … read more

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Q: I’m pregnant! When should I start the pregnancy series, and when should I stop teaching?

T asks: I’ve been practising Bikram Yoga for two years, minimum four classes per week. I’m currently five weeks pregnant and wondering when to begin Rajashree Choudhury‘s pregnancy series; should I begin immediately? Also, should I omit all of the … read more

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Best Yoga Books

Looking for a really good read? We asked BYV teachers and students to share their all-time favourite yoga books; help us grow this list by leaving a comment with the titles you love most! #17: The Mighty Cobra & the … read more

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Interview with Bikram Choudhury: The Man, the Myth, the Master

One of Bikram Yoga Vancouver’s regular practitioners, Lisa DeVita, snagged a once-in-a-lifetime interview with Bikram Choudhury himself in Seattle last month. Now, Lisa fills us in on the man behind the yoga, who shared his thoughts – always real, never … read more

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