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...
Roaming the room to find my practice

Roaming the room to find my practice

I’ve completed over two dozen 60 Day Challenges at this point, but not once did I do this: practice in every spot in the room. In this third location of BYSJ, we installed these cute orange mat markers in the flooring for the 48 spots we have, making it easy to...
The matter of motivation

The matter of motivation

Many of us at BYSJ are in the midst of the 60 Day Challenge, myself included. I’ve been off and on in my yoga practice since Covid came along over two years ago, and the Challenge has been a great way to restart and stick with it. We know how rewarding a...
Legs as a foundation for life

Legs as a foundation for life

We wake up every morning, step out of bed, and our legs carry us throughout our day without any thought. And they do it just fine. We walk around, we stand still, and we bend our knees to get in and out of chairs and up and down stairs. But do we want just fine, or do...
A lesson in freedom

A lesson in freedom

I’m Michael, BYSJ’s marketing manager, jumping into the 60 Day Challenge with many of you. It’s the Fourth of July, and I went to a Bikram Yoga class in Monterey, where I live. Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸 My yoga neighbor just a couple of feet away gave me a lesson...