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...

Acceptance: Lessons from a Weekend with Joseph Encinia

 I have had several “stand-out” memories with Joseph Encinia over the years in my yoga life. One of them plays like a time-lapse: watching Joseph in competition year after year always in the top 10, falling out of either Standing Head-to-Knee or Standing Bow...

Story of a Yogi: Halfdan Hussey

  How did you first discover Bikram yoga? It was a low point in my life, and I had some extra time on my hands. My best friend and my massage therapist both told me ‘out of the blue’ to try Bikram Yoga. I had heard that a friend, Michele Vennard, had left her...

Why Your Vagus Nerve Tells You to “DO MORE YOGA”

Recently while teaching, I noticed that I had at least five generations all practicing the same classic Bikram Yoga simultaneously! From two members celebrating their 30th and 40th birthdays on the same day, to my young yogi friend about to turn 17 in November, to my...