Turning up the heat with Bikram Yoga

This morning I woke up to a surprise visitor at my door ūüôā

Good way to start the day!

One of my July Health and Fitness goals was to try a new group fitness class. And today I did just that. As suggested by many of you, I decided to give Bikram Yoga a try.

Bikram Yoga is 90 minute class  held in a heated room. This form of yoga practice moves through a series of postures and breathing exercises that are scientifically designed to systematically work through the entire body.

I know for sure, that working out in the heat would be highly unappealing for alot of people, but it did not bother me and there is something ‘cleansing’ about having a good sweat.

They say that the warm room

  • Allows for greater flexibility,
  • Minimises muscle strain,
  • Reduces the chance of injury,
  • Promotes greater cleansing of the body, and
  • Helps build stamina and endurance.
For more details check out the Bikram Yoga Northside website.

At first the heat inside the room is overwhelming and I was told that it is normal to feel a bit dizzy and weak.  As the class progressed I really started to enjoy it. It helps when you have a great instructor! She was giving me extra support and guidance along the way as I was new and she also shared her story of how she came to find herself in yoga, which added a nice personal touch to the class.

I purchased a 30 day pass for $39, which I am hoping to make the most out of.  After the class I felt rejuvinated and well stretched out, which was well needed after my run yesterday.

After yoga I came home and made myself a salad with boiled eggs

I simply tossed together mixed lettuce, red capsicum and half an avocado.

To boil the eggs, I placed them in pot of cold water on the stove and brought it up to the boil for about 10 minutes. Tip: If the egg cracks, stir in some vinegar which stops the egg from going everywhere! 

I dressed the salad with a squirt of basil infused olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper.

Highly recommend the olive oil. My mum bought a mixed selection of Cobram infused olive oils from Costco.  The basil flavour is the best for salad dressings!

My questions for you today are:

Have you tried Bikram Yoga? If so, how did you find it?

If not, does working out in the heat put you off it?

Also, for the foodies out there, what is your favourite salad dressing?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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Weekend Breakfast-in-Bed Ideas

Happy Friday!

Today is officially the first day of Winter for us here is Australia. ¬†To ‘celebrate’ we did some Winter art…

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One of my favourite things to do on Winter weekend mornings, is to make Josh and I breakfast in bed.

It certainly doesn’t need to be complicated to put together a delicious, simple and fresh breakfast to take away the chill.
Here are some ideas:

  • Microwaved egg on toast, with a side salad. ¬†Simply place an egg in a glass bowl or cup and cover with cling wrap. Microwave on medium power for approx 30 seconds. Rock salt and cracked pepper are a great finishing touch.
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  • Muesli, Yogurt and Fruit. ¬†Simple and always delicious! I use the natural Jalna yoghurt, and add a squeeze of honey for some extra sweetness!
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  • Oats. ¬†Especially for chilly Winter mornings
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  • Toast topped with your favourite topping. My FAVOURITE is peanut butter, honey and banana. It is a must try!
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  • TEA (that’s a given ofcourse). Nothing more needs to be said ūüôā

What is your favourite breakfast to have in bed?