Bikram in the Press

5 Bikram Benefits For Men

Read and share all the incredible benefits of Bikram Yoga for men, from the brain to the bedroom, to your partners, dads, brothers, and boyfriends! Read More ››

Bikram Yoga as a Countermeasure of Bone Loss in Women

The purpose of this pilot study was to observe whether Bikram Yoga training helps bone growth or arrest bone loss in women. In this study, the bone mineral density (BMD) was measured at the hip, spine and whole body for a group of 14 pre-menopausal women (11 Caucasians, 2 Asians and 1 African Ameri-can). These 14 women had participated in Bikram Yoga classes (26 yoga postures) at least 3 times a week for 3 or more years. DEXA scans were used to measure BMD at the lumbar spine, hip and the whole body. In addition, the Z-scores were calculated... Read More ››

Bikram Yoga in the Oprah Magazine

“Can You Transform Your Whole Life in 60 Days?” by Paige Williams She’s 80 pounds overweight, divorced, out of work, and deeply in debt. She needs a physical and spiritual overhaul. Can 60 days in a Bikram hot-yoga studio really undo years of damage? Part 1 Part 2 Read More ››

Body Bliss: How Rebecca Romijn Lost the Baby Weight

For actress Rebecca Romijn, giving birth to twin girls was the easy part. Losing the 60-plus pounds she put on? Not so much. Here’s what finally worked to get her slim, strong, and in the best shape of her life. By Patty Adams Martinez Rebecca Romijn’s Workout and Diet Not every celebrity mom magically morphs back into a size 2 within weeks of having a baby. Actress Rebecca Romijn readily admits that it was a struggle to drop the more than 60 pounds she gained with twin daughters Dolly and Charlie, now 3. “Losing that weight was probably the... Read More ››

Lady Gaga’s success attributed to Bikram Yoga

She is one of the most influential women in the world. But for anyone who has been wondering how Lady Gaga made it to the top, the secret is finally out. The pop star’s personal trainer has revealed Lady Gaga’s success is down to Bikram yoga. By Maysa Rawi Read more: Tricia Donegan, a former college soccer player, met the singer before she was famous – when she was known as was known as Stefani Germanotta. Donegan, who is now her private teacher, told The New York Times Insider: ‘Lady Gaga is something very special, because she is... Read More ››

Madonna prepped for electrifying Super Bowl half-time show with yoga workouts

by Samantha Chang Celebrity Fitness and Health Examiner Singer Madonna, who’s earning raves for her electrifying performance at the 2012 Super Bowl half-time show, had her yoga teacher stay with her for a week before her big show. Madonna, a fitness fanatic who works out up to two hours a day, had a hydraulic yoga mat with a platform that extended to the ceiling installed at her Indianapolis hotel, sources told Us. The 53-year-old Material Girl also reportedly had her yoga instructor travel with her so she could do Bikram yoga to stay limber and toned before her big... Read More ››

Prince Harry ‘hooked on yoga’

Britain’s Prince Harry is said to be chilling out after being introduced to ‘Bikram yoga’, a technique where participants work out in a room heated to 105 degree Fahrenheit, by his new friend DJ Goldie. According to the ‘Daily Star’, Goldie, the ex-James Bond villain, has been boasting about the benefits of the yoga to the 25-year-old Prince after striking up a close friendship with the third-in-line to the British throne while filming for his new talent show ‘Goldie’s Band: By Royal Appointment’. “Goldie and Prince Harry got on like a house on fire. Goldie kept banging on about... Read More ››

Sports Illustrated Article on SF 49ers Safety, Tony Parrish

Jumping routines. Resistance bands. Yoga. In an ongoing workout series that begins with this week’s look at 49ers safety Tony Parrish, SI will show how NFL players toughen their cores. It’s not just six-pack abs they want: A solid core can be the difference between becoming a star and losing your job. by Jeffri Chadiha By definition, the core is both a foundation and the center of activity. Trainer Mark Verstegen calls it an “erect pillar that funnels energy” through the body. “Core strength is the key for athletes,” says Verstegen, who runs Athletes Performance, a fitness center in... Read More ››

Teacher: Experience Needed, from NYC

It’s 10:30 a.m. on a Monday, the seventh week of a nine-week Bikram yoga teacher training course. I am lying face down on my smelly mat and I feel my will escaping. The temp is hot: 120 degrees. I can’t breathe. My head hurts. My legs hurt. I feel old and broken. Bikram Choudhury is yelling from his giant podium, one merciless correction after another. “Miss Black and Blue! You lazy! I hate lazy people.” I’m all the way in the back, Row 10, among 376 trainees. Surely he can’t be talking to me. Is he talking to me?... Read More ››

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