Temecula's Only Bikram Hot Yoga Studio
41625 Enterprise Circle S. Temecula, CA 92590

Recent Posts

Paula Reyes – Yoga Journey from Cancer through Recovery

My Bikram Yoga Journey – Paula Reyes, BYT Teacher and Studio Manager In the midst of several hard years, I was barely recovering from grieving from a divorce when I lost a job of sixteen years. In retrospect,  I ask …

Read More

Testimonial from Toneka Post – She Needed a Miracle

“I have lived my entire life in back pain. I canʼt remember a time I didnʼt have it. I was born with congenital scoliosis. My spine was at 57% curve and 35% curve. At 13 years old I underwent spinal …

Read More

Student of the Month Dec 2016 – Rosy Romo

Five years ago, a friend suggested I try Bikram yoga to help cope with my postpartum depression.  Not wanting to resort to prescribed medications, I practiced 30 classes in 28 days. Not only did my postpartum depression go away, but …

Read More

Student of the Month October 2016 – Alma Fontes

Attending a gym and not finding the workout that would balance my mind, body, and soul, I happened to stumbled upon BYT.  Not knowing anything about it, I bought a Groupon pass and committed for an entire month. High anxiety …

Read More

How to Improve Your Bikram Yoga Practice- Tip #1: Just Breathe

Posted on by katy

A few years ago, an extremely fit male professional athlete came to me after several classes and said, “I don’t get it.  This is the hardest thing I have ever done.  I am sitting down in class, and can’t catch my breath. The people around me aren’t in very good shape but they seem to be doing fine.  Next to me, this lady in her 70’s is going strong, but I am exhausted.  What is it?”  Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 5.54.09 PM

This is so common.   It sounds simple…all we have to do is breathe.  However, our natural tendency is to hold our breath or take short, shallow breathes which creates stress in the body. Instead, we need to be conscious of our breath.  Breathing in and out through the nose creates a calm and relaxed condition in the body and mind.  Our minds are often racing and the simple technique of listening to the breath will quiet the mind and bring a relaxation response to the body. When the muscles are relaxed, they will stretch more easily. Furthermore, finding the balance between the body, mind and breath creates the atmosphere for a deeper yoga practice.  We practice proper breathing and asana to prepare ourselves for everything we want to do in life.  The breath, or prana, is our life force and also the foundation of every moment we are alive.

Next time you are faced with a challenge in or out of the yoga room, stop and breathe.  Quiet your mind.  And then… make your next move!

Posted in: Bikram Yoga Practice, Yoga Philosophy

Bookmark the permalink

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *