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July 27, 2012

Anna Leach discovers a week’s yoga retreat in Pai in northern Thailand is more than a great workout

As a long-time casual yoga practitioner it began to dawn on me that the odd class every couple of weeks was going to do nothing to help me touch my ever out-of-reach toes. I’d hit 30 and my body was just on it’s way downhill, was my depressing conclusion, unless I took some action. So I decided to do something I’d been vaguely thinking about for years - an intensive yoga retreat.

March 17, 2012

Gay Star News embraces a room full of hot and sweaty men doing 'Single Gay Bikram Yoga' - for research purposes obviously...

I am all for new experiences, so when my friend Ming asked me to join him to give Bikram Yoga a try I didn’t hesitate. Especially when he mentioned that it was a special Bikram Yoga class for single gay men...

Named after founder Bikram Choudhury who popularized the technique in the 1970s, Bikram Yoga is a derivation of traditional Hatha Yoga. Bikram classes run for exactly 90 minutes and consist of a set series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises. The added element is that Bikram is practiced in a humid heated room - about 40°C.