Psoas: your deepest muscles

At BYCF’s most recent posture clinic, Dean Hutcherson took students through a series of energetic, stretching and self massage exercises designed to help us identify and heal the deepest muscles of our bodies, the psoas. The psoas is a stabilizing muscle, located deep in the core of the abdomen. Many leading health practitioners (among them author … Continue reading

The postures are patterns that heal

Our bodies are made up of intricate organic lines, circles and spirals. Our bones, joints,  organs and systems are tremendously precious gifts. The practice (and each of the postures within it) teaches us to notice these shapes, to re-arrange them carefully and study our results with curiosity, enjoyment and a never-ending desire to refine and … Continue reading

Discipline: it does you good

Neuroscience is beginning to prove what our elders have long told us: discipline does you good. By intentionally creating and repeating new habits, we can change our brains. We build new neuro pathways that alter…in some cases very dramatically…our perceptions and our lives. ‘Actions are not impositions on who we are, but expressions of who … Continue reading

Intense exercise, sweat, and meditation: the cure for modern-day anxiety and pain

Every wonder why you feel SO much better after Bikram? The practice feels so powerful…and mysterious…that senior teacher Chris Fluck describes it as ‘alchemy’. Here, a pain specialist, Dr Giresh Kanji, carefully explains the causes of–and cures for–modern-day anxiety and pain. He describes Bikram yoga to a T. Many thanks to fellow teacher and yogi … Continue reading

Move your body. Change your life.

Ann Cuddy explains why it’s important to ‘break out of the box’, lift your arms over your head, and open up the front side of your body. So stop texting and start stretching.