Knee Locking Inspiration

Student Feature: Teresita

Before I asked Teresita if I could feature her in the BYF newsletter this month, I took a look at her profile and saw she’d been practicing for exactly a year! Looking at her postures now and after reading her story, I am in awe at the struggles she’s had to push through to come this far in the last…

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Student Feature: Brandon

I hear all the time from other students who see Brandon’s practice, “Wow, that guy is so flexible/talented/awesome.”  And he is. Brandon is an amazing yogi.  But behind all the great flexibility and balance, is a story of great healing.  It may not look this way, but Brandon has a titanium rod in his femur!…

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The Best Painkiller Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You About

  I hear plenty of reasons why students can’t come to the studio to practice.  The one I hear the most is, “I’m injured.”   And as I sadly, (figuratively) crawl after them, I (mentally) yell, “But that’s WHY you need to practice!!”   Unfortunately, most people view yoga as a fitness trend.  What they don’t…

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Student Feature: Cindy

  I love seeing Cindy walk in through our front door at the studio because she always rocks a beautiful smile. There is always something exciting that she’s noticed in her yoga practice or changes in her body that she runs in to tell us about.  The yoga has helped her physically with several stubborn injuries,…

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Teacher Feature: Laura

The amount of energy Laura has never ceases to amaze me.   At 51, raising two beautiful children, Laura teaches anywhere between 18 and 21 classes per week, and still manages to attend class herself 4-5 times per week.  She swears by Bikram Yoga because she was cured of her Type 2 Diabetes, anxiety, and…

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Student Feature: Meredith

I literally cannot say enough about how consistent and committed Meredith is in her yoga practice.  She is, without a doubt, one of BYF’s Most Dedicated.  She has lived most of her adult life with Chronic Lyme’s Disease and all the infections that come with it.  Practicing Bikram Yoga 4-5 times a week, consistently for…

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Teacher Feature: Kristin

  Kristin is one of BYF’s Most Dedicated.  She teaches 10 classes per week between two studios and makes sure to practice 4-5 times a week.  She is a bright light that brings fun and laughter to our studio.  She found Bikram Yoga at a trying time in her life.  Here’s how it has healed her…

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What Your Bikram Teacher Won’t Tell You About Wiping

  It’s in your eyes.  It’s dripping off your nose.  It’s all over your arms.  And it’s really starting to distract you from your yoga practice.  Best wipe it off.     If there were a virtual buzzer, we’d sound it now.     You signed up for hot yoga.  One major purpose for the…

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The Most Important Thing You Might Be Missing In Awkward

  Legs are shaking.  Thighs are burning.  If I go any high on my toes, I’m going to fall over.  The teacher keeps saying to sit down lower, but I couldn’t possibly sit down any more without…     “Change!”   Don’t be afraid to make things a little Awkward, folks.   “Come up high…

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4 Things To Do In Triangle Pose Today

Triangle pose is one of those postures that can be so daunting.  Especially when the teacher unabashedly says, “Triangle, the master posture of the class!”  Cue horror movie theme song.     We’ve all secretly hoped she might forget about this one today.  But it’s those mountainous, scary postures that hold the most power.  Cue Rocky…

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