Bikram Yoga Vs. Yoga

I study the human being since 1958 and I have an opinion formed as a result of research through study, observation and reflection on how the body and spirit should be treated, in order to maintain health and vital state over the years.

Since 2015 I practice Bikram Yoga every week at Bikram Rosales in Madrid, I highlight the values ​​that have changed my life for the better.

Better mental balance; The concentration during the exercise, the intense physical effort, maintaining the balance, attending the instructions of the teacher, are actions that improve the mental balance.

Better physical strength; the postures that force all muscles to work and the heat facilitate the strengthening of muscle structures, various organs and the cleaning of toxic elements.

More vitality; the cleaning by sweating eliminating toxins and the glucose expense make all the structures have a better electrical communication and improve the vital state.

More flexibility; All postures require forcing movements to force structures to become more flexible by improving movement in daily activities.

More confidence in myself; The challenge of each 90-minute class strengthens the feeling that you can get everything you want in life.

More tolerance with people; To do the practices of Bikram Yoga, you have to open your mind to positively accept what happens in your environment during the time that the teacher marks the exercises.

More health; If you strengthen structures, clean interstitial fluids, balance your mind, the result is HEALTH.

Breathing; You become aware that you must learn to breathe to provide oxygen to the metabolic function of generating the energy you need to maintain your vital state.

The difference between Yoga and Bikram Yoga is in the climate of the exercise room, temperature 40ºC, 50% ambient humidity and clean air.

In the 70s of the last century, investigating the facilities of the SPAS, I discovered that in the barracks of the Roman legions 2000 years ago, there were facilities for the sweat, the presence of this installation was for the soldiers to improve their physical condition , if they sweated regularly to eliminate toxins produced by exercise, stress and food and the best way to eliminate them was through the pores of the skin. During the 90 minutes of my classes at Bikram Rosales I lose more than a liter of liquid that cleanses me and that I replenish at the end of the class taking smoothies made at the time, to compensate for the lost liquid and minerals, in addition to providing vitamins and hydrates

The heat causes the muscles to relax and prevent injuries.

The blood circulatory system produces dilation and contraction exercises that are beneficial to give more elasticity to the veins and arteries.

Maintaining a humidity of 50% improves the ionic balance of the room that benefits the functioning of all physical and mental structures of the human body.

A problem that usually occurs in enclosed areas where exercise is low air quality due to oxygen consumption and CO2 production, in Bikram Rosales the air quality is optimal thanks to the technology they have applied to keep the air clean. air, produce heat without altering the environment and maintain humidity in a controlled way, also the materials used in walls, floor and ceiling.

Finishing the Bikram Yoga exercises with a water shower at less than 10ºC is a way to increase the benefits of this intense exercise, the blood circulation system is balanced and a more intense vital state is achieved, a more juicy skin is perceived.

In Bikram Yoga Rosales, the cold shower water is year-round at less than 10ºC.

Anthropology shows us another value that has the practice of Bikram Yoga, the strengthening of the person by effort, the only way that humans have to evolve is overcoming the difficulties that life presents.

The practice of Bikram Yoga as commented by elite professional athletes who have practiced Bikram Yoga has a level of difficulty far superior to any other exercise, both Yoga and any other sports practice, that hardness that is overcome in each voluntary practice, prepares us to overcome any Another difficulty that life presents to us, gives us security and confidence.

Feeding; Caring for food is important for Yoga practitioners, providing the body with food, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, lipids, water, avoiding sugar and alcohol, making homemade cooking with natural raw materials and our surroundings, legumes , cereals, fruit, vegetables, dairy, fish, meat.

Practicing Yoga is good, practicing Bikram Yoga is perfect, wonderful.

Bikram Yoga

I want to share my experience about practicing Bikram Hot Yoga.

I did start practicing Bikram in the first months of 2015. I go to Bikram Hot Yoga Rosales twice a week and since then I think that I have taken more than 360 sessions – 90 minutes/each.

I was encouraged to practice Bikram yoga by Jose Antonio Rodriguez owner of Bikram Hot Yoga Rosales (Madrid – Spain) in January 2015.

I have practiced sports my whole life and I’ve never been interested in yoga. Perhaps it was ignorance, because I thought it was an spiritual exercise and today I know that it is a physical and spiritual exercise.

I recommend sport lovers to practice Bikram Yoga for a while, to discover the most complete activity that you can imagine to strengthen body and mind; I am not saying you stop practicing other activities but if you are sports person you will be fascinated. Bikram Yoga is a powerful practice and it requires  some sessions to accept it, it does not matter the sport you practice, Bikram Yoga is more powerful and a weekly practice will improve your usual sport results.

The room where I practice Bikram has 40ºC and 40/50% humidity, the air is clean, I can breathe intense and nicely. I did practice in another center where the environment was unpleasant with bad odor and it was difficult to breath.

To tonify the body and balance the spirit, the cold shower at 10ºC is essential after the exercise, Bikram Hot Yoga Rosales provides cold water at  10ºC in the showers all year round and when I take a shower at this temperature I feel in a state of joy. It also has hot water but I don`t use it.

The benefits that I experience are:

My muscles are stronger; and besides the 26 postures are intense and give an excellent posture to the body.

I do work the equilibrium. When I started I found out that I had little balance, and now the mental focus and muscular strength that I have acquired allow me to control my body.

I do work on focus. The concentration is one of the main pillars that I have develop, while using it daily at a professional level helps me to resolve problems in a more agile way with better solutions.

I have better flexibility, with the years the body loses flexibility reducing joint mobility, now my body has the same flexibility as a teenager.

I have improved endurance, I continue practicing other sports and I am seeing that my results are improving, I am doing more sport with better results in comparison with other sportsman that I know it from years.

I have improved my respiratory capacity, the improvement in the respiratory system are fascinating, I do control better my breath and cardiac rhythm.

I do release toxins through passive perspiration. During the 90-minute class I lose more than 1 liter of liquid, it allows me to eliminate toxins from food, stress, exercise. During the classes I drink water and afterwards once at home a fruit shake to recover liquid and minerals.

I control my ego, Yoga is not a competition with others, it is a competition with ourselves, and to discover my limits, it forces me to think that I am not better that others and that each day I have to work to be a better person. This practice forces the ego to disappear during classes and in my case also during the rest of time.

The aggressive energies around me do not upset me anymore, the concentration capacity forces me to disconnect from the rest of the world and focus in my surviving. I put this in practice the rest of the day, and I live better; I see the aggressivity of other people but it does not annoy me. To summarize it I feel calm.

The last point I want to point out is my relationship with teachers, all of them are good but different between them.

The practice has 26 postures which are repeated twice and the teacher keeps a dialogue during 90 minutes that seems to be the same but it is not; the voice, rhythm and personality that they instill is different, even every day the same teacher is different in relation to the previous class.

 All those different aspects that each teacher has are a challenge to shape body and mind, there is not a different class routine and it does not exist a comfort zone. One of the Bikram Yoga values is to defy yourself in each class and to accept changes that in normal conditions would not be accepted. Following Bikram’s philosophy you will accept changes as part of your progress.

I want to underline something that surprises me; 80% of the people that attend Bikram are women, and the only reason I find to explain the men`s absence is that either they don`t know about Bikram Yoga benefits, or that perhaps the toughness of the exercises beat them and make them quit.

Steam generator for autoclaves

The new technologies in the steam produccion equipments allows to have a cost-effective installation, lower power and lower energy bill.

The steam generators for autoclaves are being transforming with new technologies as ete applies in its steam boilers, the target of this new technology is to simplify installations, reduce costs and breakdowns.

Since 1977 ete manufacture electric steam boilers, we have lived hundred of experiences about installation with steam for autoclaves sterilization.

The technology applied in the design and manufacture of ete’s steam boilers allows to change the way to make installations, make it easy: installing a boiler next to the autoclave (one or two meters distance), regulate temperature and steam pressure as the process requires.

The calculation of the power is the factor that most worries the technicians who manage and design the heat installations, we have known hundreds of cases in which the installation was oversized 6 times on the real heat needs, we have found projects and facilities that needed 100kw of power and the boiler was 600kw.

The technicians of Europea Térmica Eléctrica are specialists in calculating heat needs with a long experience, when you need to heat a process, provide us the data of your process:

  • kg or liters of product
  • process temperatures
  • In how many time process has to be done.

you will receive information about the ideal equipment, power, cost, and energy cost per liter or kg of the process, you will have a performance guarantee and a production cost guarantee.

The old way to make big installations with big combustion boilers tends to disappear for energy saving. The ete’s steam boilers has a 100% performance throughout the life of the boiler that is over 30 years. If you installed an electric steam boiler next to the autoclave there is no heat loss in the pipe networks.

According to the old techniques, 2 boilers are installed to solve the cleaning issues and avoid risks of production stoppages. The risks of stoppage due to breakdown are minimal and the cleaning work does not require stopping the installation or can be done in about 2 hours installing ete’s steam generators.

There is a belief that combustible energies are cheaper than electricity and in practice this is false, when ete’s technology is applied, the power of boilers is lowered by nearly 80% compared to combustion boilers, the purchase price decreases, the price of the installation and above all, it reduces the energy consumption in the process by 70%. They also lower maintenance costs and breakdowns.

Steam for autoclaves

The new technologies in the steam produccion equipments allows to have a cost-effective installation, lower power and lower energy bill.

The steam generators for autoclaves are being transforming with new technologies as ete applies in its steam boilers, the target of this new technology is to simplify installations, reduce costs and breakdowns.

Since 1977 ete manufacture electric steam boilers, we have lived hundred of experiences about installation with steam for autoclaves sterilization.

The technology applied in the design and manufacture of ete’s steam boilers allows to change the way to make installations, make it easy: installing a boiler next to the autoclave (one or two meters distance), regulate temperature and steam pressure as the process requires.

The old way to make big installations with big combustion boilers tends to disappear for energy saving. The ete’s steam boilers has a 100% performance throughout the life of the boiler that is over 30 years. If you installed an electric steam boiler next to the autoclave there is no heat loss in the pipe networks.

According to the old techniques, 2 boilers are installed to solve the cleaning issues and avoid risks of production stoppages. The risks of stoppage due to breakdown are minimal and the cleaning work does not require stopping the installation or can be done in about 2 hours installing ete’s steam generators.

There is a belief that combustible energies are cheaper than electricity and in practice this is false, when ete’s technology is applied, the power of boilers is lowered by nearly 80% compared to combustion boilers, the purchase price decreases, the price of the installation and above all, it reduces the energy consumption in the process by 70%. They also lower maintenance costs and breakdowns.

The calculation of the power is the factor that most worries the technicians who manage and design the heat installations, we have known hundreds of cases in which the installation was oversized 6 times on the real heat needs, we have found projects and facilities that needed 100kw of power and the boiler was 600kw.

The technicians of Europea Térmica Eléctrica are specialists in calculating heat needs with a long experience, when you need to heat a process, provide us the data of your process: kg or liters of product, process temperatures, in how many time the process has to be done, you will receive information about the ideal equipment, power, cost, and energy cost per liter or kg of the process, you will have a performance guarantee and a production cost guarantee.

HEAT FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL PREMISES

We deal with two issues: that the environment in the work centers in winter is ideal for the comfort of the staff improving productivity and that the cost of heating is minimal.

When the outdoor temperature drops below 15 C it is necessary to install heating systems in the work centers, to maintain the comfort of the personnel and to avoid that the productivity decreases.

Years ago, I was talking about the owner of a car repair shop who asked us to install a heating system because he had noticed that in winter the productivity of the mechanics fell by more than 50%, we installed a heat storage equipment that consumed the kwh at 0.05 €, the heat was distributed by the workshops with ducts of hot air. This was about 10 years ago and since then the temperature in the workshop is 20ºC throughout the winter.

Europea Térmica Eléctrica, manufactures heat production equipment since 1977 that is installed in a simple way in industrial units, workshops that do not have a heating system.

The cost of energy is a factor that has to be reduced so that the heat service can be given.

In industries and warehouses that have a combustion heat system or heat pumps, they must be replaced by a low-temperature electric or heat-charged kwh valley to reduce monthly expenses by more than 50% by eliminating the problems of odors, gases, risk of fire and explosion.

In the last 20 years the production of electricity with renewable energies is increasing and the cost of kwh is decreasing, the opposite of what is happening with the combustible energies.

Many people believe that electricity is expensive, but the reality is the opposite, you have the feeling that gas is cheap and electricity is expensive. I was told by a person who paid more electricity than gas, I asked him which service has with gas, He answered that the kitchen, I clarify that with electricity had, the refrigerator, washing machine, dishwasher, hair dryer, lighting, tv, computers, blender, freezer and all the services that gives the electricity in the houses, he said I was right, that for what he paid for electricity he had a lot more services than with the gas and he gave me the reason for the cheap which was electricity.

The heat production equipment manufacture by Europea Térmica Eléctrica can be installed in all types of industrial units and shops.

The perfect system to change the old combustion boilers is the production of heat in the valley hours with the heat accumulation equipment, it charges the heat during the night with cheap kwh and is discharged into the environment during the day with the heating systems they currently have. This system does not require extending the contracted power.

There are hundreds of cases that I remember about the implementation of our equipment to provide heating service.

I remember a client who needed to heat a pharmaceutical warehouse, had to control that never lower the temperature of 16ºC. Health had put a check to verify that they met the standard.

The place had 500m2 and 4m ceilings, the client told me that he could not spend more than €70,000, we installed four electric boilers ETE of 7.5kW each and the cost of equipment plus facilities was €28,000. In addition, you have the possibility to take them if you change places. The daily expenditure in the cold months does not exceed 30€ per 24 hours of heating.

If you have a warehouse or shop without heating or with an old system, you can consult without commitment to the technicians of ETE and we will facilitate the cost of the investment and the monthly expense in the coldest months, you will be able to compare with what you currently spend and make a zero-investment plan.

For a zero-investment plan, asks for a credit for the value of the equipment and with the money that is saved monthly in the energy bill amortizes the credit every month and once paid you will get an extra profit every month in the business.

HOT WATER IN HOTELS AND GYMS

This post aims to inform those interested, about what to do in their facilities to save more than 70% of energy and hot water for showers in hotels and gyms.

We start from the experience of an installation that we have done for the practice of hot yoga in Madrid, where we apply the technological concepts that allow a 90% saving in the energy bill, compared to other similar centers.

The elements and factors that have to be reviewed to save energy and water are:

  • Hot water equipmet
  • Energy
  • Automatism
  • Sprinkler flow
  • Kind of faucet

Things to change to save:

  1. equipment (combustion boiler, heat pump or other) that produces hot water
  2. the type of energy used to heat the water
  3. shower sprinklers
  4. install some automatism

These changes are the ones that will produce the savings of 70% or more, with that savings the investment will be amortized in less than 2 years.

The consumption that will have installed the electric boilers ETE will be:

In a hotel: 0.12€ / person with standard faucets and sprinklers of 6 liters / minute.

In a gym: 0.04€ / person using 6 liter / minute sprinklers and showers with push button.

Estimating the price of kwh at 0.12€

In large consumption facilities, the average price of kwh is usually 0.08€, which will lower the price per person.

If you multiply the number of people who shower each day either in the hotel or in the gym, you will know the expense in € that you will have with the system that we propose and can compare with the current expense and calculate the amortization of the investment with all precision.

Since 1977 we have been manufacturing hot water equipment for hotels and gyms, with experienced technologies to ensure operation without breakdowns and long equipment life. We must also add the savings in maintenance costs, longer repayment for the life of the equipment (there are equipment that have been operating for more than 30 years) the trend of the price of electric energy as a function of the production of renewables is down, while the fuel energy is on the rise. We also take into account the absence of bad odors, gases, fire hazards or explosion.

I want to tell an anecdote about a hotel in the city of Spain, to which we calculate the equipment and guarantee the consumption per person. After several months, they called us to tell us that they consumed half the energy that in another smaller hotel that heated the water using gas, but that some days they ran out of water about mid-morning, we asked if the room maids cleaned with hot water, they verified that, and the maids started to cleaning the bathrooms with cold water ended the problem of lack of water and under energy consumption 40%.As you can see there are many factors to take care to save energy, our experience of 40 years providing equipment allows our technicians to calculate the equipment suitable for each case and guarantee the energy cost and good service to customers.

Tell us how many rooms your hotel has or how many people shower at peak times in your gym and we will pass information on the equipment and the expense you will have each day.