Continuing with the theme of inspiring stories from around the world (wide web) here’s an excerpt from a feature about Bikram yoga for ballet dancers. As a dancer myself, I think Bikram is a fantastic tool for healing, enhancing and balancing your body as a performer!
Read the full article: Your Body, Taking the Heat
The first time that Kathryn Mowat Murphy, a Broadway dancer recently appearing in Pal Joey, took a Bikram yoga class, she cried halfway through because of the heat. In fact, she had to leave the room because she felt she couldn’t breathe. However, those first experiences were a decade ago, and she has gone four times a week ever since. Murphy, along with many loyal Bikram dancers, swears that it has injury-healing, emotion-strengthening, toxin-flushing, weight-managing, and career-extending effects. “I can’t explain why, but something about the heat helps me heal from the tweaks of dancing,” she says.