After her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, 24 year old
Sunshine Coast resident Ashlea Princehorn decided to embark on a
100 Day Bikram Yoga Challenge to raise money for the Qld Cancer
She has just passed the half way mark – 50 days in a row!
Below is a little summary of what Bikram Yoga and the Challenge is all about.
In a nutshell, a 100 Day Bikram Yoga Challenge is both gruelling and rewarding. Bikram Yoga is a 90 minute yoga workout in a heated room - ideally 38-40 deg celcius and 40 percent humidity. The workout is a sequence of 26 yoga postures and 2 breathing exercises. It is a very demanding workout and people from all over the world go to Bikram yoga to heal their bodies and their mind.
Some say it is a little like running a marathon every time you enter the room. You basically sweat from start to finish - it is low impact but high paced.
Some like Ash, take up a Bikram Challenge of say 30, 60 or 100 days - that means one class every day for 30, 60 or 100 days straight with most saying it is life changing for both their body and mind.
Ash is completing 100 days to raise money for the Qld Cancer Council. She has a blog and writes about her experiences in the hot room (as we call it). We recently had 3 women complete 100 days over the past few months.
Since starting, Ash has become so much stronger, more flexible and focused. She really wants to share her experience and let the people of the Sunshine Coast know about her journey, what it is doing for her personally, her health and ultimately, to raise funds for Qld Cancer Council.
Check our website if you need to check it out in a little more detail.
I have attached a couple of photos of Ash in postures as a sample of what she does every day.
We really hope that this story is of interest to you and your audience - please contact us for more information on Bikram Yoga.
100 days of Hot Yoga to fundraise for Breast Cancer