Breath and the Nervous System

Breath and the Nervous System

Bikram Yoga Teacher, Misha Soltis, recently led us in our daily 10 am PDT live-stream Pranayama breathing on Facebook. She reminded me, and all of us, how great it is to have this one constant in our lives: our breath. With so much uncertainty, we often remind...

Breathe. Prevent. Be Present.

In 2006, I started having bad abdominal pains and drove myself to Stanford ER. I was there most of the day, waiting for test results and routinely talking to a very smart (and very busy) Stanford doctor. She took a liking to my yoga life after discovering that this...

Story of a Yogi: Christine Nguyen

How did you first discover Bikram yoga? I was going through a low period in life and was looking for something more meaningful and challenging to do, rather than the usual gym stuff.  Just by chance, I was talking to a neighbor, and she was telling me that she’s...
Michele’s Insights: The Nature of Transformation

Michele’s Insights: The Nature of Transformation

“Transformation can come in many modalities, but few include the physical, like yoga,” states Craig Villani, teacher extraordinaire, at the beginning of our leadership intensive weekend with BYSJ teachers. This comment struck a chord with me. I’ve often wondered why...

Story of a Yogi: Michael Wickler

How did you first discover Bikram yoga? I was a marathon runner 15-20 years ago and took a yoga class at my gym. A friend and I decided we needed more yoga to cross-train, and somehow we happened into a Bikram studio. In San Francisco the word Bikram was floating...