This is where I practice yoga — a new enthusiasm and fabulous practice for spiritual and physical health. When not working on SoF, I am often here, doing 26 asanas and sweating profusely in 110 degree heat. As I have persisted in this fairly strenuous practice, I feel not only my body changing and growing more flexible, but my heart and mind as well. A Bikram class has a liturgical air. We practice the same postures in the same order in every class, and the directions from the teachers are formulaic, repetitive, based very strictly on the teaching of Bikram Choudry, the (sometimes controversial) founder. I find the cadence of the familiar instructions comforting and the repetitiveness deeply instructive and reassuring as it leads us through each posture and works its way into joints and sinews, renewing and re-arranging.