I was nervous when I signed up for the Challenge since I had previously attended only a handful of classes and averaged only one to two classes per week. All I could think about was how am I going to get through 30 days. Despite my apprehension I committed and completed the Challenge while learning something new every day. I now understand the reasons why I should commit to a regular Bikram Yoga practice. Throughout the Challenge, I lost 10 lbs and almost 3% body fat, I feel stronger and more flexible and noticed I now crave healthier foods. Most importantly, I like to run half marathons but when I run over 8-9 miles I feel constant pain in my knees for at least 3 days and have difficulty going up and down stairs. Since completing this challenge this pain has completely gone away. I just completed a 15 mile run last weekend and felt like I could run the following day; this is all due to Bikram Yoga. It has increased the strength and flexibility in my legs so I no longer have to feel these aches and pains. After each class I feel like I just received a full body massage and no longer need to go to the chiropractor.
I believe Bikram Yoga is the best all around workout. It builds strength, increases your flexibility, and is a great cardiovascular workout and meditation session all in one. I look forward to continuing to practice Bikram Yoga and can’t wait to see where it will take me in the future."