Often Jackie and I feel like we just started practicing and teaching yesterday, despite our combined 30 years of practice and 23 years of teaching. One thing we have learned for sure, it is not as important how long one has practiced but how they have practiced during that time. Our physical approach and mental intention has everything to do with the outcome of our practice. Whether you are speaking of a single asana, your daily practice, or 30 years of committed practice, one must maintain a clear intention and an intelligent approach. The individual practitioner should be seen as a pathway of yoga; whether a teacher, a teacher of teachers, or a student, the practice simply moves through us and beyond. As your practice deepens and matures you must sharpen your mind and body. Hatha yoga practice, in time should create greater awareness and ease in your mind and body.
While practicing during her second pregnancy, Jackie has become even more aware of the importance of ease and awareness. Whether you are going through a pregnancy, dealing with an injury, an emotional life event, or whatever it may be, we encourage you to approach your practice with ease and awareness. Ask yourself, 'What do I want from my yoga practice?' 'Are my intentions for my practice in the right place?' We encourage you to strive to improve your yoga practice by improving your form and your intentions, all while approaching your postures with a greater awareness and ease. Listen to your body. It will tell you what it needs.
"Yoga is an ancient art based on an extremely subtle science, that of the body,mind, soul. The prolonged practice of yoga will, in time, lead the student to a sense of peace and a feeling of being at one with his or her environment." BKS Iyengar
Warm Blessings to you and yours!
Jackie, Alex, and the teachers and staff
of Bikram Yoga Sandy
In celebration of our newest yoga baby to arrive any day now, we would like to share with you a page we created on our website for pre/post-natal mothers to reference.
Click on Jackie's picture above to check it out.
REALIGN TO REDEFINE- Your Yoga Practice
Alex might be a bit busy in the next few months changing diapers, up late at night with a new bundle of joy, and chasing the Boone-man around. He would still love to help you and your personal practice.
Have you practiced yoga for awhile but have unconscious patterns that seem to create imbalances and leave you a bit confused as to how to approach your practice? Perhaps a private class with Alex will get you back on the right track. Alex recently returned from a second training with Tony Sanchez (a celebrated student of the Bikram/Ghosh Lineage), where he readily absorbed many of Tony's teachings and applied them to his own practice. Alex can help you become aware of your unconscious patterns, helping you to realign your body and your life.
"Your initial approach is magnified in the full expression of your pose.....it is best to take the right first step." AW
For inquiries about a private class with Alex, email him at
Alex with Tony Sanchez