Tuesday, January 19, 2010


166 classes in 161 days.
19 classes in 18 days in the 101 challenge.

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day and it made me think about something I love very much about Bikram Yoga. MLK had the amazing ability to bring people together from all walks of life towards a common purpose of freedom and human rights. Bikram also manages to bring any and all types of people together for a common purpose.

Look at it this way. I can't even get four people at work to get together for more than 15 minutes to do anything. Yet for 90 minutes (or more!) each day, a diverse group of people get together in a hot room to improve their lives. At my studio, and I imagine most others, you'll see a huge range of people, from ages 7 to 70, different cultures, religions, backgrounds, etc. But for those 90 minutes, we are all working as one. It's a beautiful and powerful experience each and every day. Where else in society do you get such a diverse group of people to do something positive for 90 minutes every day? Any and all people are always welcome in the hot room...



  1. I love this post! All shapes and sizes, all walks of life, all different social, economic and cultural backgrounds breathing and moving as one for 90 minutes. Gorgeous!

  2. Thank you Greg. I read this post before my practice today and it made my day. I couldn't agree more with the sentiment.

  3. I've always loved that. The yoga room is the ultimate equalizer. It's quite radical. Doesn't matter who you are, what your job is, how much money you make, none of that. Everyone has the same thing: their body. Their sweat. The mirror. That's it. Love it.

  4. That's one of the best things about this yoga. That anyone can do it, alls they have to do is come, try and everyone will welcome them. So good.

  5. YES Bikram Yoga brings everyone together, no matter how different we are. It's so great! I've met so many wonderful Yogi's that I practice with and even that I don't practice with or that go to a different studio all together! Great post!