My first class was on a packed Saturday morning in March 2016. I wore baggy cotton shorts and a cotton t-shirt. I couldn't straighten my arms over my head in half moon. I couldn't get my hand anywhere near my foot in standing bow. I could barely put pressure on my knees during fixed firm.
I could go on and on about the physical benefits, but the mental health benefits are equally amazing. I have faced some daunting challenges the last several years and I can honestly say that it would have been incredibly difficult getting through those times if I didn’t have this yoga and this community in my life. It has had a calming influence on me.
“Every aspect of my life is better since I started practicing Bikram Yoga. I feel that my mind and body connection is getting stronger. The balance on my one foot is getting better. The quality of my golf game has improved. I am more flexible in my back, hips and shoulders.”
“I am living a normal life again. I can vacuum my house, cook on my feet for hours (I love to cook, so this is great!). I couldn’t do household chores or grocery shop for big items without help, now I do these things again by myself, which is AWESOME.”
“The mental benefits are excellent. My mind is clear. I’m able to relax and focus. My attitude is positive and I notice that has an affect on others. My sleep is 90% better. My digestion is wonderful.”
“I feel that my mind and body connection is getting stronger. My concentration and my joint flexibility is getting better. The balance on my one foot is getting better. Overall I feel better and stronger.”