Richard R.

“I am a walking testament to the benefits of Bikram Yoga.”
Good Morning Bikram Yoga (BY) family! I am writing with some amazing news that I had to share with you. In November 2009 I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism with a TSH number of 11. The Doctor said I should immediately start on Synthroid to get the number back down to the 3-5 range. I refused as I watched my Mom take the drug for over 40 years with absolutely no results except that her TSH was “normal “ but her weight never changed. I know she did not always make the best lifestyle choices but I was doing pretty well in that area and was doing martial arts 3-5 days a week for over 8 ½ years. I did not believe I should be dealing with this or that drugs would do anything do HEAL me. I told him I would be back for period testing and that I would attack it with nutrition. I went at it aggressively for over 6 months with nutrition and saw absolutely no results….likely the wrong nutritionist. Then in April of 2010 Ann Marie discovered BY. She urged me to go as she thought it would help my knees. All it took was one class and I left my 8 ½ year martial arts studies behind and dove in deep to BY. In August of 2010 only 5 months after starting BY I had my thyroid checked and the result came back at 4.5. It should also be noted that my knees are feeling better as well as other areas that I will save for future testimonies when those healing are fully manifested. We often hear of results achieved by “others” but my friends, I am among you all the time and I am a walking testament to the benefits of BY. All these benefits just by going into a room with a bunch of awesome people who work together towards our mutual greater good by working hard, caring deeply and believing fully. I appreciate everyone in the room, from the instructors to the beginner that walks in the door for the first time. I thought when I started BY that I had found something I could do for the rest of my life and I was right. I just did not realize how impactful it was going to be. Rich Reutti