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Author: David Cartwright

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis & Bikram Yoga

Bonus interview with Katy as per Andy from Oxford’s suggestion   Name - Katy Age - 28 Location - Oregon USA Diagnosis – Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis   Question.  How old were you when you were diagnosed? Answer. 10 months old Question. Can you describe the onset of symptoms? Answer. Upon waking me up 1 morning, my mother noticed my ankles were swollen so badly she couldn't even get...

Arthritis and Bikram Yoga

Name – Andy Age – 66 Location – Oxford UK Diagnosis – Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Osteoarthritis.   Life as I Know It.   Prior to my recent diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, I had lived for many years as a vegetarian. Through most of my adult life I have done walking, swimming, badminton, mainly as a social activity. Never any yoga of any sort. I just never considered yoga,...

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) & Bikram Yoga

Name – Brendan Age – 52 Diagnosis – Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Location – Luxembourg   Life Before MS For most of my life, I have worked in finance, as a derivative swap broker. The job was very stressful and fast paced. I worked hard and played even harder. I suppose, Looking back now, I would have been in most normal people’s eyes functioning alcoholic . I love...

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Bikram Yoga

NAME – Tina AGE – 44 LOCATION – Salt Lake City DIAGNOSIS – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome   PRE-DIAGNOSIS I am a very active person and I always have been I'm also a plus size woman so being active is important to me for my health more than anything In 2011 or so, I was doing Zumba someone said I would be a great instructor. I thought it...

Nasal breathing and the balance of blood gases during exercise

Nasal breathing and the balance of blood gases during exercise The nose is a vital part of the respiratory system. It warms and filters air as it enters the body, protecting the airways against inflammation and irritation. In order to appreciate the difference this makes to your breathing, it’s worth understanding what happens when you inhale cold, dry air straight into...

Get In The Zone

“Mind is everything. Muscles = pieces of rubber.” GET IN THE ZONE During a high-stakes competition, it’s normal to feel the effects of anxiety and adrenaline: your heart beats faster, butterflies flutter in your stomach, and your palms get sweaty. And although an adrenaline boost may sometimes help you to perform to the best of your abilities, anxious symptoms are not so...

Your Body Your Yoga

By Bernie Clark (Author of the Complete Guide to Yin Yoga) ‘We cannot teach effectively without some generalisations, but we haven’t reached maturity until we have out grown generalisations and can competently focus on the unique needs of every student in every pose. This is not an impossible dream – it just takes more time than a teacher training program can afford....

Healthy Mind and Body during crisis?

MASTER THE PAUSE. I’m an ex-Police Officer turned business woman, and I own Hot Yoga Hull Ltd which was created to help people find space in their life, and to show people how to become stronger both physically and mentally.  A tremendous aspect of what we do also shows us all how to deal with challenge during and after life’s challenges...

9 Ways Bikram Yoga Will Make You A Better Athlete

By Dan – Founder of YogaSol by Dan | Oct 8, 2017 | athletes, Beginners, Bikram | Being athletic involves hard-core training, mental resilience, consistency and more. One often overlooked exercise activity to incorporate into your athletic training is Bikram Yoga. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, for example, have seen Yoga’s benefits, including beating cramps and preventing injuries. As a former athlete...

The Oxygen Advantage

One thing I have learned since I started on my Yoga Journey is that every teacher is here for a reason. They each have something different to ‘bring to the table’ and have a personal way of attracting a certain type of person to their style of movement. I prefer to call myself a guide not a teacher. I prefer...