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Four Things You Aren’t Incorporating Into Your Practice

By Pepper | Sep 25, 2016 | Comments Off on Four Things You Aren’t Incorporating Into Your Practice

  The Refinement Workshop this past weekend was a total success.  We gathered a great group of dedicated yogis and had an interactive clinic where they got many of their questions answered.   I had originally put together this workshop because I found many students not showing up to class after having some sort of…

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Student Feature: Brandon

By Pepper | Aug 23, 2016 | Comments Off on 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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4 Reasons Our Best Package Is The Best For You

By Pepper | Jul 26, 2016 | Comments Off on 4 Reasons Our Best Package Is The Best For You

The price tag for a One Year membership to any boutique fitness can be jaw-dropping.  Ranging anywhere between $1,000 to $2,000, it can be intimidating to most.  In the beginning, at BYF, we actually hesitated to offer this type of membership.   But the Yearly Unlimited is our best selling package now, and for good…

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What Every Yogi Should Know In Eagle

By Pepper | Jun 22, 2016 | Comments Off on What Every Yogi Should Know In Eagle

  During your first attempt at Eagle Pose, the dialogue may sound much like this: “Bring your right arm underneath your right foot.  Twist your ears like two ropes. Sit down and bring your left eye under your right armpit.”     There’s something peculiar about your first few Bikram classes that has you lose…

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The Best Painkiller Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You About

By Pepper | Jun 10, 2016 | Comments Off on 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

By Pepper | May 31, 2016 | Comments Off on 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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3 Things To Do For Happily Locked Knees

By Pepper | May 24, 2016 | Comments Off on 3 Things To Do For Happily Locked Knees

  Contrary to popular belief, the term “lock your knee” is not just a cute, fun thing that Bikram Yoga teachers like to say.  Over and over again.  Until you hate them.   It is a real (and important) element of keeping the yoga practice safe and therapeutic.   In locking your knee, you bone…

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The Most Magical Posture

By Pepper | May 8, 2016 | Comments Off on The Most Magical Posture

  Who doesn’t love the magical sound of the teacher saying, “Savasana?”   This paradoxical posture is the simplest posture in the Bikram series, yet it can be the most difficult one to master.  It can go by several other names including Dead Body Pose, Corpse Pose, and Relaxation Pose.   The correct form for…

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Teacher Feature: Laura

By Pepper | Apr 29, 2016 | Comments Off on 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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How To Ride A Camel

By Pepper | Apr 25, 2016 | Comments Off on How To Ride A Camel

Camel Pose can be one of the most intimidating postures when you first start practicing Bikram Yoga.  Unless you’re a bat and you are used to the sensation of being upside down.  For the rest of us, getting on the camel can take a few tries.     Fear, anxiety, lightheadedness, dizziness, that feeling of…

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