Bikram Yoga & ACL Reconstruction Rehab

image of Standing Bow Pose
Standing Bow Pose

If you are reading this you are either researching the best ways to rehab, currently rehabbing or just plain curious.

An Anteriror Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction of the knee joint is one of the most common surgeries and the recovery time can be up to a year. That is a long time for anybody and even after the instructed rehab has finished for many the pain can still be a problem as surgery doesn’t always mean a pain free life.

This is where Bikram Yoga comes in as an aid for your ACL reconstruction rehab. (more…)

5 ways to help you into a deep slumber from our certified nutritionist

Nourish your sleep
Nourish your sleep
From Jess, our BYCJ Nutritionist:
There are three crucial things the body does while you’re in a slumber…

  1. Your brain recharges.
  2. Your cells repair themselves.
  3. And your body releases important hormones.

A good sleep really is a fundamental part of feeling refreshed and energized throughout the day and if you don’t get enough sleep, and quality sleep, it can leave you feeling groggy and under-performing. (more…)

Young Yogis

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Beginners workshop Clapham
Before the boom of Bikram Yoga, yoga was not the number one choice of exercise by the younger generation of the western world.

The image of sitting in a room with old people, doing funny movements and postures – oooing and ahhhing was the typical the stereotype, and the emergence of Bikram Yoga changed this whole perception.

Bikram Yoga has been around since the early 1970’s, but in the last decade it has become the worldwide practise it is today. (more…)

The Importance of Savasana

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Bikram Yoga Posture – Dead body pose
Keeping still is one of the hardest things for us to do, especially in that heat! 60 seconds of absolute stillness can seem like 20 minutes and there will always be something distracting you right?!

Savasana is sanskrit for Dead Body Pose and once we actually get to that place we will not be moving a muscle! So there is no doubt this is hard to do when we are live and kicking, however it is one of most important postures in Yoga and for some it takes years to master and for others it may be a walk in the park. (more…)

Nutrition For Yoga

Glass of water
Drink plenty of water when you excercise.
Our internal body balances varies with age and gender. About 45% to 50% of body weight in females is water. Since males generally have higher amounts of lean mass, body water is around 50% to 60%.When normal conditions exist in the body, we have many mechanisms to help preserve our fluid and electrolyte balance. (more…)