Hot Thoughts From The Hot Room


Do This One Thing For Back Pain

By Pepper | Feb 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Do This One Thing For Back Pain

Spinal traction is a form of decompression therapy that relieves pressure on the spine.   Spinal traction is used to treat herniated discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, and many other back conditions.  It can cost $100-$200 per visit, and an average of 20 visits to achieve your desired treatment goals, which may not…

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Groundhog Day The Bikram Way

By Pepper | Feb 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Groundhog Day The Bikram Way

  Here you are again.  Going to your Bikram class, your 4th one this week.   You walk in and set up your mat, 2nd row, two mirror panels in from the left, Hydroflask (with exactly 9 cubes of ice) on the bottom right corner of your mat. You lay your towel down, one pat…

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Teacher Feature: Jennifer

By Pepper | Jan 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Teacher Feature: Jennifer

  I’ve always known Jennifer to be extremely dedicated to the Bikram Yoga practice.  But what I also admire about her is her ability to find balance in her life. Jennifer is so multi-faceted and I feel there’s always something new to learn about her.  She’s got a regular yoga practice, a full teaching schedule, two…

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Avoid The Half Moon Mess

By Pepper | Jan 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Avoid The Half Moon Mess

Throughout my years of practice, I’ve come across a couple concepts that spoke really loudly to me.   One is Kim Tang’s “Why make a mess then clean it up, when you can not make a mess at all?”  And another is the “Measure twice, cut once” philosophy.  Both, I feel, address the same issue…

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How To Remove The Wind

By Pepper | Dec 3, 2016 | Comments Off on How To Remove The Wind

  The holiday season is upon us.  You do it every year  – so do I – you’ll tell yourself control your portions, not too much wine, and don’t go for the cookies after dinner!  But, alas, feast, wine, and cookies are just so delicious.   Well, good news.  Have your cookies.  But have them…

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The Post-Challenge Challenge

By Pepper | Nov 15, 2016 | Comments Off on The Post-Challenge Challenge

  The 30 Day Challenge is always an exciting event for the studio. Extra traffic, a sense of community as people cheer each other on, and an abundance of dedication that you can feel as soon as you step foot in the yoga room. This year we had more than 25 students complete their goal,…

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Student Feature: Teresita

By Pepper | Oct 24, 2016 | Comments Off on 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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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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