WHAT IS BIKRAM?
‘If you can’t stand the heat, then get out of the Bikram’
Bikram yoga is gaining mainstream popularity - the uniqueness of this style of yoga is the 40°C humid room where you pass through 26 positions and 2 breathing exercises over the span of 90 minutes.
The combination of postures, duration and heat raises your heart-rate like you wouldn’t believe and provides a dynamic stretch and mobility. What you won’t read on the promotional flyer is that Bikram has much more to offer participants in learning mindfulness, calm and composure in an uncomfortable and confronting setting.
Do you have a new year’s resolution?
"I’m going to quit smoking." "I’m going to lose weight." "I’m going to stay fit and healthy."
These are all statements we hear ringing from the new-years morning walk
About 45% of the population will make a resolution for 2019.
49% will see some change.
8% will succeed.
45% will fail.
My heroes at ATP Science recently introduced the newest baby into their range, GutRight. After years or random bloating, inconsistent eating, the rockstar lifestyle I was pretty excited to say the least.
Catch up on the hype here:
My aim is to keep your decisions regarding health, nutrition and fitness informed and unbiased.
Here's my 30-day wrap on the KYANI "triangle of health" supplements.
Removing caffeine from my diet in February lead me to explore all alternatives to get a natural kick, or just feel good.
I had tried a tumeric latte at a paleo cafe before and thought it wasn't half bad so attempted to create my own loosely based (as always) off a few recipes from the interwebs.
In February I went Caffeine-free for no apparent reason but just to challenge myself and see what the effects/benefits were.
The rules were to completely eliminate caffeine in the form of coffee, soda, tea, energy drinks, "supercharged" beverages and various foods which may contain caffeine.
In the spirit of avoidance I also did not consume anything coffee-flavoured or took cognitive or energy-boosting supplementation.
I did try decaf coffee on one of the last few days to see what all the fuss was about.
In January I removed dairy from my diet in order to see what the effects may be and to get a better understanding for what those who go without experience. I thought it was going to be one of the easier, tamer months however I was pleasantly surprised about how little bits of dairy can sneak into your food and the workarounds and habits which form as a consequence. This blog is not exhaustive, please refer to my YouTube vlog to get the whole story on my dairy free month!
Sugar, dairy, caffeine, bullshit, meat. We’ve heard them all.
Glutards, Vegan hippies, Fun-free, Keto, Banting. We all know one.
This year I will be all of them.
I’m writing this as a guilty victim.
Guilty. Of reading those articles linked from Facebook which outlined ‘3 new reasons to love stevia’ and ‘Why you should stop eating broccoli immediately’ followed on from ‘You’ll never guess what happened when she put the avocado seed in the blender!’
Guilty. Of taking some of these ideas and adding them to my do’s and don’ts.
Sure I had enough sense to know what was complete bogus. But I didn’t have enough sense to not try some revolting things in the name of ‘health’.
Yesterday I was challenged to complete something I’ve been avoiding, ASAP: Jump in, head first (figuratively) into the ocean, without care of the temperature or weather or time of day.
It’s a simple challenge compared to, say jump off a cliff, talk to 100 strangers, quit your job (tick), but a challenge nonetheless and one that really resonated with me.