Bio

Mechanics

ELIMINATE BACK PAIN

STOP JOINT PAIN

RESTORE JOINT HEALTH

For your body to positively adapt through exercises it must establish smart neuro-muscular connections.


​Your precise application of strength is down to the conversation your older, reptilian, brain has with your body.

When your thinking mind continually interrupts this conversation this process is unable to flourish.

One of the key elements of the Sohot Way is how the reptilian mind-body is in control, not your over-analytical thinking mind. 

ENHANCE

AGILITY

SPORTS RECOVERY

BALANCE

Testimonials

FOUNDATION

SOHOT
WAY

The Sohot Way is polar opposite to the standard approach to yoga - particularly in how the body is engaged.

 

The structure of the hot 26 yoga postures remains the same, the manner in which you target your neuromuscular effort, however, is totally different.

When adopting the Sohot Way, a yoga posture is not something you must get your body into; a posture is simply a framework within which you are to open out to.

 

From a Neurological standpoint, “Opening Out” is an entirely different engagement of strength to “Getting In”.

 

Opening out requires a different approach to breath control.

Opening out to a yoga posture cultivates neuromuscular adaptations in the body that cultivates dynamic, flexible, powerful, movement.

 

When opening out, you release muscular tension, building inner stability strength, which is often the underlying cause of movement and postural issues.
 

Its time to upgrade your mindset

The body is only as powerful as the brain allows us to be.

 

Unlocking what our bodies are capable of, lies in the relationship between the thinking mind and the body.

OUR ONLINE

STUDIO

Bill Thwaites

 

I have been teaching Bikram 26 & 2 and mentoring yoga teachers for aeons.

 

Like a lot of people in their 50's the standard approach to Bikram Yoga made my body seize up.  The more I tried the worse everything got. 


Now I'm in my 60's my Bikram yoga practice is transforming my life.
 

All I did was change my approach and my body instantly responded with breathtaking power.


​Recently I have been coaching online and have achieved amazing results with people from all over the world.  Come and join me and see for yourself.

Check out my FREE 15-minute BIKRAM YOGA UNSHACKLED WORKSHOP or join me for my Bikram Yoga Online classes, a 1:1 posture clinic or 1:1 fitness training.

Bill Thwaites

Eliminate Back Pain
Restore Joint Health
Stop Joint Pain
Increase Functional Strength
Natural engagement of the body
Superior Balance
Enhanced Mindset
Injury Recovery

Testimonials

Breath

Control

STRENGTH

BALANCE

SUPERIOR

MOBILITY

Your breath governs how your reptilian brain is able to communicate with your body, and correctly engage the right muscles whilst disconnecting all antagonistic muscles.

Functional use of breath allows your reptilian brain to do this, giving space for your thinking mind to stand back and mindfully observe.

STOP KNEE PAIN

INCREASE LUNG CAPACITY

REDUCE INFLAMMATION

Mindset

MUSCLE CONTROL

PROPRIOCEPTION

ENHANCED

AWARNESS

The standard approach to yoga utilises a yoga posture as a structure for you to position your body INTO.

Asking your body to OPEN OUT to a posture is an entirely different neurological engagement of inner strength.

OPENING OUT allows your joint and spine fluid to do its job reducing inflammation and restoring mobility.

OPENING OUT rejuvenates your Fascia which in turn fires up your Mechanoreceptors (body sensors) giving the nervous system phenomenal sensory awareness.

SOHOT METHOD

INCREASE MUSCLE MASS

MINDSET

ENHANCED

MUSCLE SORENESS

JOINT DAMAGE

ELIMINATE

SOHOT METHOD

Functional Strength

AGILITY

FLEXIBILITY

INCREASE

STABILISATION

To achieve a full range of pain-free, flexible, powerful movement a lot of inner stabilisation strength is required. 
 
As we age we typically lose this type of inner functional strength which leads to decreased agility and mobility.

No matter your current physical condition, learning how to target your inner functional use of strength will unleash your body's potential.

Testimonials

Sue

Amazing!!   After 16 years of teaching and practising Bikram yoga, my body was seizing up.  Now I feel like a child again.  

Every Bikram Yoga teacher should do this program; it will get your body to think and move outside the box. 

Mark

Insane.   My hip pain slowly vanished out of my life, and even more incredibly, I now have more hip flexibility than before.  That's Insane!

Michelle

I'm on cloud nine.

 

I am a Bikram yoga nutter, and over the past 12 years, I have done every single workshop/posture clinic/ masterclass within the New York City area.   Bill's technique is on a completely different playing field.

Sally

Finally, I am practicing without pain.

 

I can not believe I had so many old ingrained patterns that were holding me back.   It's no wonder my past 11 years of practices was giving me back pain. 

Old school pen and paper

Testimonials

If you give the body freedom, it's astounding what it will achieve.

 

With a neurocentric mindset to yoga, your mind and body become powerful allies.

 

When this happens, the body is able to accurately control inner core strength, unleashing an incredible amount of power.

 

Only when the body is dynamically and safely engaged do you forge the neurological adaptations needed to sculpt a healthy body capable of pain-free agile flexible movement.

Yoga is a neurological process, where you must turn off your overthinking mind and let the body do what it has evolved to do.

A neurocentric mindset to yoga will ripple into all aspects of your life, whether you are wishing to run a marathon, win the national tennis championships, hike the mountains of Snowdonia National Park, or simply be able to effortlessly get up out of a chair without back pain. 

Where is your yoga practice going?

The Sohot Way

Bikram Yoga Unshackled

ONE

OPEN OUT AT ALL TIMES

A yoga posture is simply a framework within which you are to open out to.

 

From a Neurological standpoint, “Opening Out” is an entirely different engagement of strength to “Getting In”.

 

Opening out requires a different approach to breath control.

Opening out requires more advanced motor control.

THREE

TARGET YOUR INNER STABILISATION STRENGTH

At its core, the Sohot Method is about building a vivid neurological body map that taps into your inner stabilisation strength creating open structures with zero tension.

TWO

BREATHE FOR YOUR BODY

When you exhale, the brain automatically releases antagonistic muscles that would otherwise resistant the engagement of inner strength to open out the body.

For this reason, only move on an EXHALE.  The INHALE is where you consolidate a movement to a new position.   In postures where you are rounding down, you use the exhale to expand out, not collapse inwards. 

FOUR

THE POWER OF A NEUTRAL SPINE

In Cricket, Football, Golf, Tennis, Baseball or Basketball there is nothing more powerful than a neutral spine.  This is also true in yoga.

FIVE

PLAY.  DON’T TIE YOURSELF DOWN WITH RULES.

The body hates being confined to rigid rules.  Play helps the primaeval mind and body discover what it’s truly capable of.

SIX

UPGRADE YOUR RELATIONSHIP

Yoga, as with all activities, is all about enhancing the conversation between the thinking mind and the primaeval mind and body.  If you don’t nurture this relationship you’re going to have trouble down the line.

6 Principles to rapidly transform your yoga

particularly important if you're over 50

Transform your Yoga TODAY

Life is a journey and yoga is simply a means of enjoying that journey today, not one day in the future.

Yoga, with the right mindset, can quickly get the physical and emotional qualities of your life into shape today.

Bikram yoga online - Hot yoga online - Sohot Yoga Online - Teacher Training online

Book launch

February/March 2022

The Sohot Way

The Secrets to a Healthy Body Your Yoga Teacher Isn’t Telling You

 

 ★Unleash your body

★Turn off your thinking mind

A must-read for all Bikram Yoga knuckleheads

 

 

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