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BYSJ Posture Workshop – Equal and Opposite Force

Saturday, December 16, 2023 – 12:30 pm-2:30 pm

michele in bow pose demonstrating equal and opposite force

Equal and opposite force in Bikram Yoga – how to use Newton’s 3rd law of motion

This posture workshop will be led by BYSJ owner and founder Michele Vennard and assisted by Matt and Sarah Newman. We will focus on this essential dynamic, which is critical to getting the most out of many yoga poses. Working with simple exercises and a selection of postures, you will learn techniques to go deeper and leverage balance. Anyone can do it, and everyone is welcome.

Want to learn more?

Michele Vennard wrote an article about equal and opposite force, including detail on how it’s applied in four key Bikram Yoga postures.

diagrams showing equal and opposite force in standing bow and camel poses

Creating this tension is what keeps you balanced in the posture. It’s Newton’s 3rd law of motion. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” – Bikram Choudhury


Saturday, December 16, 2023
12:30 pm-2:30 pm


Bikram Yoga San Jose
5333 Prospect Road
San Jose, CA 95129 United States
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408 255 9910