Bikram Bits for Everyday Life

As many of you know or will soon learn, I hit the gym and practice Bikram Yoga on a regular basis. Occasionally the instructor will share simple statements of wisdom that resonates in my core and I feel the need to share.

In Bikram or any Yoga practice, the form of your practice is extremely important to receive the full benefit of the pose. The depth is not quite as import because it can deepen the longer you practice or vary depending on how your day has gone. Giving 100% in your form, will generate the confidence to endure to the end of your pose. Give your all in whatever you do; your daily tasks, work, life & play...100%.

Acknowledge the positives in your life. This gratitude will generate the energy you need to face the task at hand. Focusing on the negatives, situations or even people, can drain you so fast. Surround yourself with the positive; acknowledge it. Receive the recharge.

Practice these anywhere:

Need energy? Focus on your inhale. Listen as you take in full, deep breathes. Keep the focus, full, deep inhale. This will rally the energy for the task in front of you.

Need to relax? Focus on your exhale. Listen as you release your breath. Keep focus as you empty your lungs all the way. This will calm your nerves, your heart rate and your racing mind.

There you go, now your are doing Bikram Yoga minus all the "hot'n sweatiness."