Monday, October 15, 2012

Iyengar style compared to Bikram style

François Raoult doing a revolved triangle
Compared to Bikram yoga, Iyengar is very slow, with particular attention paid to precise alignment. In one Iyengar style class we did four moves in one hour...

I always go home after an Iyengar class thinking, "We didn't do anything." An hour of two later I fall into a deep sleep, utterly exhausted.

After a Bikram class I normally feel invigorated and energetic. The only time I regularly fell asleep after a Bikram class was during a three month period when my body was healing from a major operation. 

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