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Maine Bikram Yoga: Open House Saturday November 5th

On Saturday Maine Bikram Yoga will open their doors to all with an Open House and free classes throughout the day at 9 and 11 am and 2 and 4 pm.  Childcare will be provided for all classes so you can enjoy a 90 minute yoga experience without worry about the kids.  In fact, you and your significant other can both go!

Bikram is a very unique hot yoga that was designed as a healing practice.  During each 90 minute session in a room heated over 100 degrees, you engage in the same series of balancing and floor postures each and every time. Millimeters matter! That is one of the premises Bikram is based upon. We make progress in small amounts over time and with practice.  Bikram is a wonderful physical workout, and with regular practice you will build muscle tone and most will lose weight. I sometimes describe my Bikram classes as providing the benefits of a massage, chiropractic adjustment and facial all in one.  Bikram makes your skin glow, your body change, and taps your innate "fountain of youth".  The benefits extend far beyond the physical, however! Your Bikram practice will nourish your spirit and help balance your emotions.  It is a wholistic approach to wellness.

You can practice Bikram even if you've had injuries. In fact my personal experience included starting eight years ago with a hype-rextended elbow, and my doc was recommending physical therapy. I never needed it. My elbow healed in my first 6 weeks and never acted up again.  I have a right elbow issue currently and my teachers have recommended a couple of modifications to postures that require that elbow to work hard.  Your nervous system greatly benefits from Bikram, and you're likely to have less anxiety, tension and compulsions and also to deal with those feelings more easily.

Bikram, it seems to me, is rock star yoga.  The sessions are very intense and can be highly energizing or send you home to bed! It seems that whatever your body needs becomes obvious once you've completed classes.  You do the work in class and the rest comes naturally, instinctively. You peel through layers, releasing what's ready to go, what you no longer need.  That can come in the form of emotions, weight, or habits.  And Bikram Yoga is habit forming.  Even if I take a break for a month or two I go back because I do not feel the same without it.  I love other yogas and physical and meditative activities, but Bikram is the essential one. 

Come to class for free and see! There will be a One Day sale on class cards and newbies always get the best deal. This is the time if you've never been, and if you have, return with a free class and a special price on class cards.

Saturday, November 5th will also include food and a raffle to benefit the Maine Boys to Men organization, supporting the healthy non violent development of adolescent boys.  For $5 you can enter the raffle for a free 20 class card and all proceeds will go to this great, local program.

Most of all, you can meet everyone and see the studio, and try one class for free, babysitting and all!  I am an 8 year Maine Bikram Yoga student this fall. Nothing matches this practice for me.  Hydrate, bring towel and mat and give it a whirl!

Dartmouth Street off Forest Ave. Portland, Maine. Park in CVS parking lot by the bank, cross the street and the stairs down are on the right side of the building.

Robin Ivy

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