New To Yoga

New to Yoga… Discover Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga is for everyone, regardless of age, size, gender, skill level or fitness level. Bikram yoga was founded upon the philosophy that “It’s never too late, it’s never too bad, and you’re never too old or sick to start from scratch once again.”

Bikram Yoga Five Dock gives you the unique experience of being guided through 26 powerful postures and exercises that work your muscles, increase your strength, and improve your flexibility. Your teachers are warmhearted professionals trained and accredited by Yogiraj Bikram Choudhury. Whether you are a beginner who is out‐of‐shape, or someone familiar with Bikram Yoga, you will enjoy classes that are perfect for you.

Bikram Yoga is for everyone. And, Bikram Yoga Five Dock is a fully licensed studio specially designed to maximise your health, experience, and results.

What do I need to know?

  • No reservations are required
  • All Bikram Yoga classes last for 90 minutes
  • Bikram Yoga is suitable for all skill levels – including beginners

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Preparing for my first Bikram Yoga class

  • Arrive 15 to 30 minutes early
  • Hydrate – Drink 1 to 2 litres of water prior to class
  • Avoid consumption of caffeine before class
  • Avoid eating (especially heavy meals) 3 hours before class
  • Come to class with a positive attitude

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What do I bring to class?

  • Yoga mat
  • Towels
  • Water
You may hire a mat for $2 and a towel for $3. Also, water and electrolyte beverages may be purchased at the studio.

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Studio Etiquette

  • Please do not bring mobile phones into the yoga room
  • Avoid using strong fragrances (perfumes, deodorants, etc.)

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What should I wear/avoid wearing?

What should you wear:

  • Clothing that is light, comfortable, and fitted (swim suit, yoga wear, gym clothes)

Clothing you should Avoid:

  • Long pants, baggy shirts, and other loose clothing
  • Clothing that goes below the knee

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What can I expect during class?

Don’t expect perfection in your first class.

It is best to release and let go of any expectations you might have of yoga and of yourself – before walking into the studio.

And, if you become overwhelmed during class, then please feel free to rest on your yoga mat until you’re ready to resume.

Doing the twenty-six (26) different postures well during your first class is not necessary. What matters most is that you try to do the postures properly.

Any feelings of being overwhelmed will fade away with each additional Bikram Yoga class you attend. Your next class will be much better than the first.

You will see men and women of all ages, sizes, and shapes.

You will see people, practising Bikram Yoga, who are unfamiliar with it, and also those who are quite skilled. And, you will meet some positive, delightful, and interesting people at Bikram Yoga Five Dock’s studio.

Be prepared to sweat. The Bikram Yoga Five Dock Studio will be hot – heated to about 40 degrees (Celsius). This is why long and baggy garments should be avoided. Such clothing will become wet quickly, and leave you feeling uncomfortable and unnecessarily hot.

Last, but not least, you should expect to feel better the more you practise. Your body will become more flexible, stronger, healthier, and toned with each class.

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What can I expect after class?

  • You might feel very tired after class, this is absolutely normal and a good sign that your body is cleansing. Your energy levels should be restored to normal within several classes.
  • You might find yourself feeling extremely energetic and experience difficulty sleeping. Don’t worry, this is a good sign the yoga is filling you up with energy.
  • You might feel dizzy or nauseous, this is a normally a sign your body is dehydrated. Replenish your body’s fluids with at least 2-3 litres of water per day. You must also replenish your minerals, the major ones being sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium. The studio sells coconut water and electrolyte tables which are fantastic to help your body hydrate.
  • You might feel stiff or sore after class, come back as soon as possible! Your body is waking up and coming alive, keep the process going.

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Your Next Steps

Bikram Yoga can help to optimise your health, energy, strength and longevity. We are here to help, so please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions at all.

Looking to try yoga near  Burwood, Petersham, Ashfield, Annandale, Concord or Rozelle? Pop into Bikram Yoga Five Dock today and see what we’re all about.

If you are ready to get started please check out our Introductory Offer of 21 days for only $35.

Alternatively, come into our studio at Ground level 156 Great North Rd, Five Dock NSW 20 minutes prior to a session beginning.