Half Tortoise Pose

Half Tortoise Pose

Half Tortoise is largely a relaxation posture. It is said to enhance longevity by slowing the breathing. Benefits: tones and strengthens muscles of the legs increases blood flow to the brain releases tension from shoulders and neck increases flexibility of shoulder muscles Technique Start sitting kneeling style (Vajrasana), hips on the heels, sitting upright. Raise the arms overhead and clasp…
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Hands to Feet Pose

Hands to Feet Pose

As part of the opening Half Moon Sequence the primary purpose of this posture is to warm up the spine. It also stretches and warms up the legs in preparation for all of the ensuing standing postures. We come into those pose immediately following Half Moon Backbend so the starting position is with the arms overhead. The traditional method for…
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Lateral Half Moon Pose

Lateral Half Moon Pose

After the opening breathing exercise, the first posture in the Bikram Yoga series is actually a combined sequence of three poses: Lateral Half Moon; Half Moon Backbend; Hands to Feet Pose. This article is concerned with Lateral Half Moon. The Backbend and Hands to Feet Pose will be discussed on their own. The primary purpose of this sequence at the…
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Schedule

Schedule

Doors open 30 min. before class (15 min. before the 8:15 PM classes). Teacher assignments are subject to change. There is no late entry to classes. Click on a Class Name to see a description.
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Safety Pins Aren’t Enough But…

Safety Pins Aren’t Enough But…

You may have noticed the safety pin in the banner at the top of the page. I placed it there a couple days after the presidential election. The wearing of a safety pin as a political fashion statement began in Britain after the Brexit referendum results. According to the New York Times the practice began when, "An American woman living…
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Protect Your Wrists and Shoulders

Protect Your Wrists and Shoulders

I have added a picture to the Helpful Illustrations Gallery that shows the main pressure points in the hand against the floor during postures such as Cobra, Locust, Plank and Downward Facing Dog. By applying pressure to the floor on the areas indicated, with the amount of pressure approximately equal to the size of the dots, you can protect your…
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Centering Youth

Centering Youth

Still Hot Yoga is a proud partner of Centering Youth, a¬†non-profit yoga service initiative that brings Yoga and Mindfulness to young people in juvenile justice system, and to those who have been sexually exploited, abused or are homeless. It is the goal of Centering Youth to give participants tools to help them function in their family units, in schools and…
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The Yoga Challenge

The Yoga Challenge

The Yoga¬†Challenge is a way to take your practice to a new level and it's simple to undertake. If you're new to your yoga practice, this is an opportunity to discover amazing things about yourself and your abilities. You will be physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually transformed. If you've already got a regular practice, then the Challenge will be an…
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“The Incredible Randy Smith”

“The Incredible Randy Smith”

Memories of Randy Smith... The Incredible Randy Smith Randy's gift to me was the essence of compassionate strength. Such a strong man, Randy could have easily used his stature and military skill to display a hardened strength. Instead, he showed me that strength can be powerful but also soft and compassionate. He was loved by so many because he loved…
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