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Bikram Yoga

Postby prauly » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:12 pm

I have been hearing about the health benefits of Bikram Yoga for MS. It just seems odd to me that 'hot yoga' would help the symptoms of a disease that can be triggered by heat. I know that everyone is different, but during the Summer my symptoms are much worse.

Has anyone tried Bikram Yoga? If so, were your symptoms better, worse, the same???
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Postby whyRwehere » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:12 pm

no, haven't tried it, but would be interested in responses...also about Iyengar yoga...
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Postby surfbird » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:22 pm

I don't think I am the best person to answer this because as it stands, I am basically symptom free and haven't had any heat sensitivity related to MS since being dx. But, the teacher in the class made a comment that struck me - she said that she had turned down the heat and if we wanted to heat it up, to do the more difficult versions of the poses and it would heat up our core.

maybe it's not necessarily the temperature of the room that will affect you but your internal temp. So you could perhaps do the easier versions of the poses?

In any case, I think a non-heated yoga class would be a great place to start and you could work your way up to heated if that's what you'd really like to do.
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