BYSJ Posture Talk – Pranayama – Standing Deep Breathing

BYSJ Posture Talk – Pranayama – Standing Deep Breathing

Our BYSJ Posture Talks are in-depth discussions and demos that detail each Bikram Yoga posture’s form and intention. Let’s kick it off with Pranayama – Standing Deep Breathing! Michele Vennard and Matt and Sarah Newman explore the importance and purpose of...
International Day of Yoga – Michele’s Insights

International Day of Yoga – Michele’s Insights

Yoga for every body, every day, everywhere, evermore Sustaining a Yoga Practice, No Matter What, is an abrupt way of saying, “The most important thing in your life is your life.” You get one life, so take care of it, no matter what. This International Day of Yoga,...
Equal and opposite force

Equal and opposite force

Who would have thought Newton’s 3rd Law has anything to do with yoga, Bikram Yoga? And, yet, it does. You can count on every posture relying on this law of motion: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Once you begin to understand it, you’ll have...
Tribute to my father and gratitude for BYSJ

Tribute to my father and gratitude for BYSJ

This holiday season, my family and I said goodbye to an extraordinary man who graced this world with his presence for 99 incredible years. He was a husband, a father, a doctor, a hero, a WW2 veteran, and my mentor. For the last month of his life, he struggled; not to...
Stretching and compression – a whole-body experience

Stretching and compression – a whole-body experience

Your whole body (and mind) benefits from your Bikram Yoga practice – literally inside out, bones to the skin. Two key techniques used widely throughout Bikram Yoga are stretching and compression. Often seen as distinct, they are, in fact, very closely related. Think...
Charge your spine!

Charge your spine!

“The spine is the source of all human energy in life.” – Bishnu Charan Ghosh The spine is the focus of every posture we do in Bikram Yoga because the health of the entire body depends on the health of the spine. In our 90-minute class, we stretch the spine to restore...