I think I can push myself and perform a lot better with yoga,” Floyd Mayweather  read more.

David Beckham, NBA Allstar Kareem Abdul-Jabber and tennis champ Serena Williams, have all acknowledged that Bikram Yoga enhanced their performance.  Check out this interview where football legend Andy Carol tells Sky Sports credits Bikram Yoga with his return to football after injury read more.

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Stress Relief and emotional well-being

    • The endorphin release you get after a Hot Yoga & Pilates session has to be experienced to be understood.  Our clients say it’s the most powerful way they have ever found to reduce stress.
    • Yoga balances hormones and emotions. It actually physically changes the electrical activity in your brain.
    • Many studies have now shown yoga to be effective for treating depression (read more) and also highly effective for treating, panic attacks, anxiety and PTSD.
    • Tennis star Andy Murray has used Bikram Yoga to get his temper into control as well increasing his focus and self-belief. He credits his success to his Bikram Yoga practice (read more).
    • Research has indicates that yoga can boost concentration and memory.  Practicing yoga or meditation daily has also be shown to enhance the brain’s executive functions, including cognitive abilities linked to goal-directed behaviour as well as the ability to control knee-jerk emotional responses, and habitual thinking patterns and actions (read more).

Hot Yoga & Pilates for Chronic Health Conditions

  • Yoga can help to control – and in some cases completely eliminate the symptoms of many common medical issues.
  • To help relieve pressure on the NHS, an increasing number of doctors in the UK are offering ‘social prescriptions’ for various physical and social activities including yoga, rather than medication to treat a variety of health issues and mental health problems (read more).
  • Our students have found the practice to be particularly beneficial for the following conditions: Diabetes, Heart- Disease, High-Blood-Pressure, Cholesterol, Migraines, Allergies, Arthritis, Hypertension.
  • Read our student testimonials, to hear how yoga has helped our regulars manage conditions like Fybromyalgia, Asthma and Sciatica. Some have been able to completely stop strong prescription pain killers.
  • Studies have also shown that Bikram Yoga helps prevent osteoporosis, acting as a counter measure for bone density loss in women.
  • New research published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine suggests that yoga can be helpful way to boost your immune system and decrease inflammation in the body (read more).

Health And Weight Loss

  • During a traditional 90 minute Bikram Yoga session you can burn up to 1000 calories.
  • Bikram Yoga has been one of Hollywood’s beauty secrets for years. Celebrities like Jennifer Anniston, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Demi Moore and Gwyneth Paltrow have found that Bikram Yoga helps them stay looking young and beautiful.
  • Our student, Aileen lost a stone in weight and 3 inches off her waist 3 weeks after joining Bikram Southside Aileen’s story in the Eastwood Extra.
  • Our Inferno Hot Pilates Class utilizes High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).  Research shows that HIIT type of training burns of 20-30% more calories than other types of exercize (read more).
  • When you do HIIT training, you burn off extra calories for 24-48 hours AFTER your workout.  This is called the EPOC effect.

Injury Rehabilitation, Knee and Back Problems

  • Hot yoga and pilates help reduce injury and corrects the damage caused by high impact sports.
  • Poor posture often resulting from sitting hunched over desk all day, can cause or aggravate back and neck pain. Our classes work the spine in every direction with many beneficial back-bends, helping realign, re-balance and restore.
  • We’ve seen Hot Yoga & Pilates work wonders for students with headaches, scoliosis, herniated disks and many other back problems check out our Student Testimonials to read more.
  • Check out Lindsay’s story of how yoga helped her rehabilitate after a car accident left her with a broken neck and back.
  • Bikram Yoga is also particularly powerful for healing knee injuries.  If you are carrying injuries please let us know and we can offer suggestions to help you with your practice.  We are here for you during every step of your practice.

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