I was introduced to Bikram yoga (the Original Hot Yoga) in an unlikely place; the gym of a treatment center for drug and alcohol addiction. I began to see small benefits from yoga, but it was not until I utilized the hot room that I realized the extent and power of this practice.

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All who have experienced the 26 postures twice through the beginning and ending with a breathing exercise, know that feeling when you get up from your final savasana. If you’re anything like me, no matter what state my body and mind are coming into my practice, I always feel better coming out. My body feels fantastic; some…

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What if there was one simple practice that could profoundly impact your physical and mental health?   What if this practice took only a few seconds and could transform your entire day?   Would it be valuable for you? Would it be worth implementing in your life?        The good news is that the solution…

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Dead body pose: Stillness… Relaxation… Restoration… Receiving… The words go on and on to describe this delicious part of our yoga practice. For most yogis, Savasana can be made to ‘seem easy,’ yet is often the most difficult to execute. The mind wanders, the fidgets start the breath changes, all making it hard to surrender.…

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Few things are certain, and the need to adapt to change is one of them. We are all, in our own way, adapting to change constantly, and right now, we are all collectively adapting to stay-at-home orders. And as these orders are lifted, we will all be adapting to leaving our homes. If change is…

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So, I’ve been thinking about traveling a lot lately. Travel, remember THAT? I’ve been ‘home’ in Austin since mid-February. I’m not supposed to be here right now; this “thing’ that we’re going through (TOGETHER!) has forced me to cancel a few trips.  My suitcases are clean and packed away in their protective bags; I finally…

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Missing the Hot Yoga Room? Try Ujayi Breathing I don’t know about you, but I have had the opportunity to spend a lot more time outside lately. Thanks to my better half, we got the yoga shed running, a garden planted, and the hammock set up. It’s a regular paradise in the backyard these days. …

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The Human Stress Response The primary function of the human stress response is to prepare your body for an immediate explosive burst of energy in response to an emergency. The muscles need energy in the most usable form, rather than stored away elsewhere in your body for future use. Heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing…

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Thailand: the land of picturesque beaches, intoxicating night markets, and pad thai for breakfast. It only took a few days for me to get into the rhythm of Bangkok. I worked hard to move past the typical tourist destinations and experiences, walking at least ten miles a day through the city.  When I did venture…

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Meet PURE Yoga Dallas student and Advanced Class Teacher John Schoggins. Not only is he an International Yoga Asana Champion (from the IYSF), he is one of the most humble and unassuming yogis in and around the studio. In the picture above, he is demonstrating one of the most difficult yoga postures in the Original…

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At PURE, we take cleanliness and hygiene seriously. Our protocols include: Deploying DIS.IN.FX solutions, including patented RAZOR antimicrobial coating on all yoga rooms, rental mats, rental towels and common area surfaces and touch points. We have been in this program for the last 10 years, with regular treatment, testing, and earning the “Germ Expert Certified” seal. Find out more…

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Not All Workouts are the Same. What Makes IHP Unique? Inferno Hot Pilates uses the principles of the high intensity interval training “Tabata” method developed by Japanese Professor Izumi Tabata. This training regimen consists of 20 seconds of high intensity exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 8 times for a total of 4…

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Not All Hot Yoga is the Same! Here’s Why… At 105 degrees and a set 26-posture sequence, the “Original Hot Yoga,” first created in Calcutta, India and Tokyo, then popularized in the United States as Bikram Yoga, has continued on in its authentic form at PURE Yoga Texas since 2003, locally owned by Mardy and…

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Be inspired by your PURE Community student video testimonials on: Addictions to Alcohol and Opiates Stress, PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression Eating Disorders Physical injuries and conditions Yoga For Recovery has been a central theme at PURE Yoga Texas since we formed PURE Action, our 501(c)3 dedicated to bringing yoga to under-served people in Central Texas.…

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What postures do you perform in your hot yoga class that are in the “Common Yoga Protocol?” At least half of our standard 26 posture sequence, including variations of the following: Half Moon Standing Back-bend Hands to Feet Awkward Triangle Wind-Removing Cobra Locust Camel Half Tortoise Spine Twist Kapalbhati Breathing Savasana The “Common Yoga Protocol”…

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“The Essential Guide to Yoga” interviewed Jeff Chen, co-owner of PURE Yoga Texas, about the future of hot yoga and how it is here to stay, based on the unparalleled benefits you receive from a 105 degree Original Hot Yoga experience, especially for mental health. Did you ever wonder why you feel so good at…

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Do you have OCD and or anxiety? Listen to this TEDxYouth talk about how to use breathing and meditation to help. There is a whole discussion/course on SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) that is being proposed at the next SXSW event. Check out this SXSW Panel Picker where you can vote on to have this…

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Testimonial by PURE Yoga Downtown Austin student. My name is Ricardo Gonzalez. And I was a raging alcoholic/drug addict for over 10 years. Then, after an intervention, I checked myself into rehab at a place called The Ranch. That is where I attended yoga classes once a week through Pure Action with Teddy, Monica, and…

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In the past few months, we’ve found ourselves devoting our attention to things that aren’t typically at the forefront of our awareness. In a 2015 TED talk, Bill Gates predicted a pandemic — he’s been talking about it for years. But until now, none of us paid much thought. Suddenly, pandemics are all that anyone can…

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