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Please join us in practicing for a good cause.
Our next Charity Class is Friday, April 22nd. All classes meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month.
We are open Easter Sunday for the 8 AM and 4 PM classes, Sunday, April 24th.
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BYW Welcomes Robin!
My first experience with a yoga class happened 10 years ago when I was expecting my third child. The physical strain of carrying two young children while expecting a third led me to find some relief. My memory of that class, the teacher and how I felt afterwards are still very vivid to me. There was immediate release from the strain on my lower back. My spine felt so good! Mentally, I felt a calming peace. When I could, I would take a class here and there, but those days were very busy with a young family and work responsibilities. Practicing yoga has helped bring balance in my life. There are so many incredible changes to my life as a result of practicing yoga regularly. I discovered inner peace as I practiced being truly present in every moment, taking responsibility
for my own health and experiencing powerful insights into my strengths and weaknesses.
I am thankful that my practice inspires me and enables me to truly surrender to the flow of life, seek guidance and give me strength during times of change.
Teaching yoga is a great privilege and honour. I have great understanding for what it takes to get to a class, and compassion for those dedicated to investing in their health so that they can take better care of themselves and the people they love.
BYW Welcomes Sharon!
It is a privileged to be a part of Bikram Yoga, here in Williamsville. First as a student, always a student, and now as a recently certified teacher. I first walked through the door in the spring of 2008 not really knowing what to expect, I staggered out the door here not really knowing at the time that I was hooked. I love this yoga and all of its complexities. This yoga is meant for everyone from all walks of life, there is something here for everyone, no matter how broken down ones body might be. As Bikram says, “it’s never too late.”
Thank you everyone. To my teachers who are constantly there for advice and nurturing, and to my fellow students who are a source of daily inspiration.
Posture of the Newsletter: Balancing Stick
One of the most invigorating and challenging postures in the Bikram Yoga series, balancing stick is a hugely beneficial to the internal organs and as a large calorie burner, helps to tone the entire body. Like standing head-to-knee and standing bow-pulling pose, bringing the chest parallel to the floor helps to stimulate and strengthen heart giving huge cardiovascular benefit. Finally, it requires extreme concentration and helps to release emotion and open the heart.
BREATHE This is especially important because you are working the cardiovascular system which is aided by the respiratory system.
SUCK YOUR STOMACH IN, using the abdominal muscles in this posture will stabilize your core and will ultimately help you to balance in the posture.
Point your toes from beginning. After you step forward and before you bring your body down, lift your back leg one inch off the floor, and point your toes. Improvement in balancing stick will help your locust pose and vice versa.
The set up determines how well you will do the posture, lock everything before (knees, elbows, etc) so that you will have more stability in the posture – Craig Villani
Lean back slightly in the set up to stretch the chest as you step into the posture – Craig Villani
Come down absolutely straight, and use your strength immediately
Use your eyes to continue the stretch of the spine, the spine stays straight but the eyes look forward – Craig Villani
At the end of the posture stretch forward a little more than you stretch back – Craig Villani
Congratulations To Our Most Recent Student Of The Month Winners: