A friend invited me to attend a Bikram Yoga class to try to help me deal with my anxiety during a particularly stressful time in my life. My workouts at the gym just weren't doing it for me anymore so I thought I would give it a shot. Little did I know what was in store for me. At first, I was very skeptical about the yoga and could not believe that keeping the room so hot and humid would benefit me. I wanted to leave the room when the heat became unbearable and would get angry at myself and the teachers. I could not believe that people signed up for this! I questioned the way the teachers taught class and was almost defiant in certain situations. I even refused to buy proper yoga attire thinking that I would only do this yoga for a few months.
Over the past 2 years, with the help of the instructors at Bikram Yoga PV, I slowly began to learn the true meaning of yoga. They have taught me so much about myself and the yoga. It is a mental workout just as much as it is a physical workout. I am so thankful for their words of wisdom and commitment to teaching Bikram Yoga. I learn something new with each class that I take.
Bikram Yoga has changed my life for the better. It has given me a sense of peace and calm that no other workout has ever been able to do for me. I have more patience than I have ever had and I feel more relaxed. Those that are close to me have commented on what a positive difference they have noticed in me since I have been doing yoga. Bikram Yoga has provided me with coping skills that allow me to tackle the stress of everyday life with a sense of ease and confidence. If I can handle that hot room, I can handle anything that comes my way. I am a happier and calmer person.
Bikram Yoga helps me to maintain balance in my life - both mentally and physically. It is the medication I take for anxiety and stress and it is also my preferred workout to keep physically fit. My advice to new students would be that Bikram Yoga is the best medication for what ails you! Most people end up sick or in the hospital because of what they do to themselves and not for themselves. Do something great for yourself and your health; practice Bikram Yoga on a regular basis. Relax, don't fight it, don't give up and breathe!!