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March 27th, 2006, 04:09 PM
this is my first time on the cleanse. i am a bikram yoga instructor and practioner. i'm wondering if anyone knows anything (risks/benefits) of maintaining a regular yoga practice while on the cleanse. bikram yoga is detoxifying as is, practiced in a heated room to 105 degrees, and all postures are designed to detoxify organs, muscles, etc. anyway. i'm wondering if anyone has any insights about maintaining any form of exersice in general, and bikram yoga in particular, while on the cleanse.
March 28th, 2006, 05:03 AM
I was debating doing bikram too but as it was my first cleanse i wanted to first see how my body would react then next time try different things.
i feel like i remember hearing aomeone talk about doing it.
i think just make sure you drink a whole heap of water and maybe do a trial class when you're having a good day and see how it goes. drink extra lemonade if needed.
March 28th, 2006, 07:32 AM
I taught and practiced BY on all 3 of the MCs I've done. No worries. Like Craig said in training, you feel like a golden god! You'll find that your body is more mobile without any inflaming foods in there.
March 28th, 2006, 12:02 PM
when did you do the training? it's nice to know another BY teacher is doing this and having success.
i actually taught a regular student last night in his 70's who said he did the cleanse in sept. and maintained his regular 4 days/week practice. so this is good.
best to you,
March 28th, 2006, 12:43 PM
Training in fall 2003. I teach in the atlanta area. Good luck on your MC.
May 2nd, 2006, 09:21 AM
i'm wondering if there are any other bikram yogi's in this forum, and how the cleanse is working with your practice? i've been practicing for 6 months and starting the cleanse today - plan on going at least 6 times before the cleanse is over.
September 11th, 2006, 11:46 AM
I've just started today and I'm already feeling better! But I have a question that hopefully someone can answer:
I'm was once an avid bikram yoga participant and would really like to get back into it. For those of you who don't know, bikram yoga is done in a room heated to between 100 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit and is an amazing detoxification and relaxation process.
Can I do bikram yoga at the same time I'm doing the Master Cleanser Lemonade Diet. My friend, who is also starting today, told me that she had heard that it wasn't a good idea, because people tend to dehydrate if they do both at the same time.
Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks.
September 11th, 2006, 11:52 AM
If I were practicing Bikram, I would be making sure to drink a gallon of water a day. I have been practicing other forms of yoga, but I understand your concern with Bikram. You could keep up your water intake the day prior and the day of the class, and then listen to you body to see if it is okay with doing the yoga, and stop if necessary. My hardest yoga day was Day 3 of the cleanse. I would also recommend attending a gentle class the first time even if you are more advanced in your practice. A beginning class would give you a chance to test the waters with the heat.
MC1 Day 16
September 11th, 2006, 01:06 PM
I did bikram yoga for the first time on saturday. wow that's hot.:eek: I was fine. just make sure you hydrate enough before and after the class. you also might want to have a little extra ms before going in. just like any exercise while cleansing, don't over do it.
November 11th, 2006, 01:06 PM
I am on day 6 of my first MC and wanted to know if you did ten days and how you fared doing Bikram? I have similar reservations and have practiced Bikram off and on for three years. I want to start again in a couple of days and would appreciate your input.
November 11th, 2006, 01:10 PM
How did it go for you? I'm on day 6 of my first MC and want to renew my Bikram practice in a couple of days. How'd you do?
November 11th, 2006, 11:01 PM
I personally stick to Ashtanga yoga. I understand that Bikram apparently aids in detoxification, but if you are worried, try Ashtanga if you want to still generate heat and sweat - it just won't be as much as Bikram. It is also important to note that Bikram yoga has come under some critism recently.
November 12th, 2006, 05:25 PM
thank you for that bit of advice Katrina. I will look into that discipline and make a decision.
November 29th, 2006, 01:26 AM
I think Bikram Yoga is a perfect companion to the MC -- sweating out all those toxins!! I have had absolutely no problems. This is my fourth cleanse.
January 10th, 2007, 08:15 AM
i practice bikram, and i went to class on the first day of my MC. the only strange thing i noticed was that, if you do the tea instead of the swf in the morning, standing forehead-to-knee might make you feel the need to go immediately...
January 17th, 2007, 09:22 PM
MC 1 day 17, I squeeze BY in 1-2 times a month to balance out the other training I do, (muay thai, and weights). I've done bikram on days 4 and 13 of my cleanse and find the differences are my rest periods are more frequent and I really have to concentrate on my breathing the way I did when I first started yoga 4 years ago, as I found when I was struggling with poses I would hold my breath like a newbie! I dont know about energy levels being higher, but I would say that this cleanse has helped with weight loss and detoxing. My skin is absolutely glowing and so smooth!, my senses are more alert, (smell, sight, touch), and I feel confident. Happy and positive. I highly reccomend this cleanse to all my fellow yogis. And to the non-yogis too : ) Namaste, Vicki
January 18th, 2007, 07:46 AM
Of course you have to see how you are feeling. It would not be prudent to do yoga while vomiting. But I find that yoga and fasting work together synergistically. What about the opposite. You know that it is not a good to do yoga right after eating. Also with the emptying of your abdominal area your lungs have more room to expand. So people doing yoga without fasting will never get the benefits of doing it while fasting. Also you now have more time in your day to do yoga.:)
January 18th, 2007, 03:08 PM
I started doing Bikrams as a result of my first 21 day cleanse and reading some posts here that suggested it in April last year. It totally complimented my cleanse, and made a huge positive difference in my strength training and performance (varsity rugby) as well as my clarity of mind. I now swear by it. As others have said - hydrate, take it easy if necessary, and listen to your body... but isn't that what we are supposed to do anyway?s;)
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