What if I have injuries or diseases?
If you are injured or have undergone surgery, always consult your doctor. Talk to your teacher about your limitations, so he can tell you what postures you can do - most of them will be - and show you variations if necessary. Please avoid hot Yoga if you have a cold or flu, so that you do not infect others. You would also overtax your weakened immune system and your circulation.
Why the heated room?
The heat allows for more intensive stretching of muscles, ligaments and tendons and there is practically no risk of injury. The asanas in the warmth also stimulate the metabolism and stimulate therapeutic, biochemical processes in the body. The combination of heat and Yoga enables deep changes.
The temperature of about 40° Celsius in the Hot Room warms up your muscles and joints even before the first postures. This allows you to perform your postures gently and safely, because micro-traumas in the muscle fibres are prevented. The warmth promotes sweating, so your body excretes toxins. The skin is cleaned and feels soft and smooth.
How often should I take lessons?
Come as often as you can - it's different for everyone. The more you practice, the faster you will see results. It's fun and it works! Many come to the training every day. Especially in the beginning this is very useful, because then you get to know the postures faster and your body gets used to the room temperature. Training 3 or 4 times a week is great, but once is also okay. What counts are your needs.
When is the studio open?
We always open 30 minutes before class starts (see timetable). During the class no admission is possible. After the class, a teacher will be present at the reception for about 45 minutes.
What do I have to bring to the lesson?
Bring a Yoga mat, 2 large towels (one for the Yoga room, one for showering) and a water bottle (still water). Mats and towels can also be rented for a small fee.
I'm pregnant. Can I still be in it?
If you are pregnant, please tell us urgently. If you have practiced Bikram Yoga regularly before your pregnancy, there is no reason why you shouldn't do it. For pregnant women, there are special alternatives for the postures in the prone position. It is recommended not to practice for the first 3 months of pregnancy and to have a consultation with a doctor of your choice to be sure.
What happens if I get too strict?
Take a break whenever you need one. Your body has to get used to the heat. But don't leave the room. Stand, sit, kneel or lie down on the mat, and when you can - move on to the next position. Remember, with Bikram Yoga you don't have to prove anything to anyone. Not even yourself. And as Bikram says, "Your worst class is the one that you don't do!"
Is Bikram Yoga even right for me?
I am not very sporty and have never done Yoga.
Many people believe that they need to be particularly agile in order to practice Yoga. But: Yoga makes you flexible! Gentle stretching postures help your body to become more flexible. The warmth supports the muscles and prevents injuries. Balance and strength are also increased. It is important that you are patient with yourself and your body. You will very soon have your first feelings of success, but sometimes you will also experience weaker days. This is quite normal. Overall, you will be amazed at what your body is capable of.
Can I lose weight with Bikram Yoga?
Yes, because in a Bikram Yoga lesson you consume 500 - 700 kilocalories. The postures activate your metabolism and regulate your digestion. Your ravenous hunger disappears. You build up muscles that increase your basal metabolic rate. This temporarily adds a few grams to your weight, since muscles are known to be heavier than fat. A Bikram Yoga lesson really makes you want to eat healthy food.