Mary Margaret R.

I am in love- in love with Bikram Yoga! What a fabulous way to exercise not only your body, but mind and soul as well. I have taken yoga classes off and on for 15 years but have never experienced something like this. I used to be a runner but had to give it up after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis after the birth of my first child in 2002. It was like being kicked in the gut. I was 29 years old and was very active and worked out daily. I had to change my whole workout plan and think about other ways to keep in shape. I continued doing yoga throughout this time and it helped. I had heard about Bikram but was nervous about trying it. I was given the opportunity to try it after receiving a gift certificate from my father. I loved it and was immediately hooked! I have finally found an exercise program that fits. The heat in the room eases the pain of my joints. The smooth transitions between positions gives me the chance to take a gentle approach to stretching. I have only been participating in the classes for a short time and the results are amazing! I have been taken off all of my medications for Rheumatoid, the inflammation in my joints is almost nonexistent, and I have very little if any pain in my affected joints. Thank you for feeding my new addiction. I look forward to more positive results in the future.