Hot Thoughts From The Hot Room


What Your Bikram Teacher Won’t Tell You About Wiping

By Pepper | Feb 25, 2016 | Comments Off on 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

By Pepper | Feb 18, 2016 | Comments Off on 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

By Pepper | Feb 15, 2016 | Comments Off on 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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Save Money By Doing Yoga

By Pepper | Feb 11, 2016 | Comments Off on Save Money By Doing Yoga

    Realistically, I wouldn’t pay a hundred something dollars a month to go to a gym, especially if it only offered one class.  I pay $40 a month to go to a 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport that offers a variety of 30 minute – 60 minute classes, swimming pool, sauna and steam room. …

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Student Feature: Patricia

By Pepper | Feb 8, 2016 | Comments Off on Student Feature: Patricia

Meet Patricia.  She is one of BYF’s most dedicated.  She has practiced Bikram Yoga for nine months and consistently attends class 5 to 6 times a week. Here’s how Bikram Yoga is changing her life: “I am married, and a mother of three boys.  It is a full time job to take care of the…

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Happy Game Day

By Pepper | Feb 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Happy Game Day

It’s Game Day.  Big, bad football players.  The best vs. the best.  Who knew they also did yoga?  Check out this NFL video about Keith Mitchell, all-star turned underdog.  Underdog turned all-star.  Football player turned yoga teacher.  Say what?    Take note, you DO NOT need to get injured to begin practicing yoga.  You can actually do…

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Yoga Is Not Aggressive

By Pepper | Feb 5, 2016 | Comments Off on Yoga Is Not Aggressive

Pull! Push! Stretch! Twist! All things you will hear in a Bikram Yoga class, which may or may not be accompanied by claps and snaps. I’m not sure the exact point in time when these things came to mean “huff and puff, and violently rip your limbs out of their sockets to gnarl your body…

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Headaches After Class?

By Pepper | Jan 29, 2016 | Comments Off on Headaches After Class?

“I had a massive headache after my first class!!”   We hear this, regrettably, all the time after someone’s first Bikram Yoga class. The class was great, they got a little dizzy towards the end, and felt amazing after class. When they arrived home, however, a pounding, monster-of-a-headache sets in.  Measures CAN be taken to…

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Why You Will Fall In Love With Acroyoga

By Pepper | Jan 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Why You Will Fall In Love With Acroyoga

Guest Blog By Michelle Andrews Acroyoga has become one of the latest fitness and acrobatic trends for many reasons. From a fitness perspective, it changes up your workout by using your muscles in ways you don’t use in everyday activities or in a regular yoga or gym setting. As a base, you will get a great…

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5 Reasons You Should Bring a Friend to Community Day

By Pepper | Jan 20, 2016 | Comments Off on 5 Reasons You Should Bring a Friend to Community Day

1. Doing yoga with a friend is always better. Is it just me or does yoga seem like more fun when done with a friend? Your inside joke about how the heat intensifies the smell always gets you a few good laughs during class, which seems to intensify the quick passage of time. 2. Doing…

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