I had a lovely conversation with Rajashree Choudhury over the weekend. What a pleasure it was to speak with someone who leads from the heart.
Of course, we chatted about Bikram Yoga – what makes it such a popular and unique style of yoga – and what it means on a deeper, meditative level. As Rajashree told me: “The mind can be controlled: it doesn’t matter what circumstance you’re put in, yoga has that power to bring the body and mind together to find happiness. What’s the true meaning of yoga? That’s what my whole class concentrates on.”
We also spoke about the Summer Solstice class that she’ll be leading in Times Square tomorrow at 12.30pm. New York is scheduled to have a 95F day tomorrow – not unlike temperatures in the hot room. Fingers crossed for a breeze (doubt there will be any fans like in the Bikram studio I practice at!) I’m going to be there to document the day so watch this space!
You can read the entire interview with Rajashree here; please feel free to share her words with others.
I also wrote an article with the Summer in mind, but this can apply to yogis the world over. Replenishment is key to combat dehydration, aching muscles, and an overall tiredness from the practice. One of my yoga teachers, Corinne Idzal, shares great insights in this piece about coconut water, electrolytes, and those dreaded sports drinks.
Take a read when you have some time, and again, please feel free to share the information with your yoga friends.
Enjoy your yoga! xx