Yoga turns up the heat on River City stars


“…River City stars Paul-James Corrigan, Gary Lamont, Nalini Chetty and Jordan Young joined locals and business owners at the glamorous launch of Bikram Yoga Southside last night.  The actors put their stamina to the test when they tried out some poses at the Eastwood Avenue studio, which teaches people yoga in 42C heat.

Popular with sporting stars including Andy ­Murray and Lee McCulloch, the fitness craze has been increasing in popularity with locals and celebrities alike.  Owner Linda Ibrahim said she couldn’t wait for the high temperature exercise to come to the South Side.  She said: “It’s intense and challenging but afterwards you feel so amazing that you can’t wait to do it all again…”

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Linda Ibrahim of Bikram Yoga Southside


I was inspired by the profound impact that Bikram Yoga had made on my life.

After completing Bikram’s teacher training, I felt compelled to promote health and wellbeing in my hometown.

The first step was to make the decision to go for it and not look back.

We started looking for a property around two years ago.” Read Full Article

Hot yoga studio runs live-streamed charity raffle for NHS

Hot Yoga Glasgow's NHS raffle is tonight

A SOUTHSIDE yoga studio is hoping Glasgow Times readers will support its live-streamed charity raffle tonight to raise funds for the NHS.

The team at Hot Yoga Glasgow, who recently raised £800 for Glasgow SE Foodbank, are staging the event at 7.30pm on their Facebook page.  Assistant manager Sarah Runnstrom said: “We wanted to use our platform to give something back to our NHS frontline staff, who are doing vital work in the fight against COVID-19.

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Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

“Bikram is a blast, and the benefits aren’t all hot air. The combination of 26 postures and breathing exercises in the heat (around 40 degrees) are thought to strengthen and detoxify the body, improve the immune system and even reduce depression. It’s also thought to be an extremely effective way of losing weight without causing a negative impact to your joints: so it’s good for folk of all shapes and sizes. A Southside Bikram yogi, reportedly lost a stone and three inches from her waist in the first five weeks of her practice.”

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Paula McGuire: Bikram yoga is hot stuff – in more ways than one

“..the list of benefits of Bikram runs further than an elbowed ostrich. Besides the standard yoga advantages of increased flexibility, improved metabolism and stamina, and, of course, the privilege of calling yourself a yogi, the baking of Bikram adds its own unique bonuses: elevated heart rate, more effective oxygenation of muscles and organs, and reduced risk of injury. Plus, you can burn between 600 and 1,000 calories an hour. And I mean burn.”

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“Created by master yogi Bikram Choudhury, Bikram Yoga gained widespread popularity from the 1970s onwards. With a never-ending list of benefits and powerful healing qualities, the 26 postures and two breathing exercises of Bikram yoga work wonders on the mind, body and soul. Bikram Yoga Southside, with its exceptional team, commendable community spirit and serene space, is second to none. Once more, this stellar studio has a tasty juice bar packed to the brim with nutrients and a fresh air ventilation system that ensures the room is always fully oxygenated. And yes, the studio is set to a temperature of 40.6 C (105 F) and a humidity level of 40% — the perfect Bikram temperature.”

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Some like it hot! Inferno Hot Pilates is heading to Glasgow this summer

“…A-listers like Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been getting in a sweat over the hottest new celeb trend – hot Pilates.

The Inferno Hot Pilates craze began in Las Vegas back in 2009 but the good news is you don’t have to hop on a plane to Sin City to get on board.”

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Review: Bikram Yoga, 32 Eastwood Avenue, Shawlands, Glasgow

“…Then the rush hits, I feel shattered but great.  Calm and clear.  As if I’ve invested some needed time into my body and now it feels worthwhile.

A shower, clean up and it’s time to head home.  It was a struggle, but enjoyable and I could definitely feel some kind of balance with body & mind with the activities being a lot less active than an aggressive cardio class…”

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‘Absolute mayhem’ as Glasgow yogis covered by paint in support of people trafficking charity

“A Glasgow yoga studio added more than a splash of colour to its sessions yesterday in support of a people trafficking charity.

Bikram Yoga Southside, which is currently based on Eastwood Avenue, near Shawlands Arcade, held the special event – inspired by the Hindu Holi Festival – as part of the global Yoga Stops Traffick movement.  Yoga Stops Traffick is described as an annual global yoga event raising awareness for and aimed at providing support for survivors of human trafficking.”

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Glasgow yoga goes global as southside Bikram studio joins worldwide Summer Solstice

“A Glasgow Bikram Yoga studio will link up with other yogis around the world in a Summer Solstice class which will be streamed live across the globe.

Bikram Southside, which opened three years ago just off Kilmarnock Road in Shawlands, will be connected with Times Square NYC, the Tower of London, Palm Beach California, South Africa, Portugal, Lithuania and Malawi during the 24-hour long live broadcast on June 21.  The day also aims to raise awareness of the physical and mental health benefits of Bikram yoga, which takes place in a room heated to 105°F (40.6°C) with a humidity of 40%.”

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