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TURN UP THE HEAT

Yoga instructor Bev Slauck’s love of the practice was instilled in her by her grandmother, with whom she practised from an early age and who taught yoga well into her eighties. With this early influence, her background in pharmacy and a keen interest in health, becoming a yoga instructor was an inevitable vocation for Bev, who has been teaching Bikram, Vinyasa and Yin yoga for just over two years now.

‘I started practising Bikram because it was a way to develop flexibility and strength before moving onto the Vinyasa and Ashtanga type of flows,’ says Bev. ‘It also doesn’t load the shoulders, wrists and elbows as much as in other forms of yoga, what with all the downward- facing dog and plank postures.’

Bikram yoga is a static practice performed in a humid, heated room. It consists of a series of 26 classic postures and two breathing exercises that build flexibility and strength. There is also a spine-strengthening series of postures as well as balancing.

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