“I have also lost weight and inches while gaining strength.”
I have been running for 7 years (and run 7 marathons). I have been doing Bikram Yoga for 6 months and have noticed a huge change in my level of flexibility and a reduction in the usual minor muscle aches and pains associated with running (especially my hamstrings!). I have also lost weight and inches while gaining strength.
What I love about Bikram Yoga is that it is just as individual as running -- it's all about your body and what your body can do (even on a particular day) -- not what everyone else is doing. Bikram Yoga has taught me to focus on every aspect of my body and to go beyond my comfort zone.