by Sandra Yeyati
For Mardy Chen, “Practicing yoga is like brushing your teeth.” It’s something you should do every day. She, with her husband, Jeff, own PURE Yoga Austin, recognized by Details magazine as one of the best studios in the country, with four locations throughout Austin.
Their specialty is Bikram yoga, a 90-minute sequence of 26 poses and two breathing exercises done in a very hot room. There’s nothing soft or fluffy about Bikram yoga. The poses are extremely challenging. After a session, practitioners are sweaty, sore and spent.