|March 30, 2013|
|I have been attending Hot Yoga since January 31, 2013. I have been able to discontinue 2 medications and am now working on getting rid of the last two! I have dropped only 18 pounds, but that is without even thinking about dieting, much less trying to diet! In order to keep from buying new clothing, I am taking tucks in waistbands; however, there is nothing I can do about the fact that most of my shoes are now too big!!|
When I began, I was totally unable to kneel at all. I tried folding my mat, but the pain was far too intense. Teddy gave me a towel, which helped, then suddenly, I found that I could kneel with little pain! The gluteus maximus and other muscles aren't quite yet able to do much in the kneeling postures. But just to be able to kneel; what a vast improvement!
My stamina is slowly improving. I spent two intense years, taking care of my mother while working and raising my daughter. After Mother died in December of 2011, I then spent the next year in a foggy whirlwind of autoimmune issues, doctor visits, 11 medications, including steroids, all while spending every non-working moment on my sofa. As 2012 drew to a close, I was forced to discuss retiring on disability. I could no longer walk from my classroom to the office without being winded and was in unbearable back pain. I was miserable, sick, tired, weak, and barely functioning.
Student Profile: Leslie Colgizer
Leslie Colglazier is the first person at Bikram Hot Yoga Mobile to do a personal challenge. She has kept a diary of her experience and has been kind enough to share it with us. There are three parts to her challenge: Part 1 is about her initial experience at Bikram Hot Yoga and her decision to do a challenge; Part 2 is about her first 20 day challenge; Part 3 is her second 20 day challenge. Leslie offers some wonderful insights for people who are considering a challenge of their own.
Read Why Here
Can you transform your life in 60 Days?
Paige Williams, from Oxford Mississippi, describes her Bikram 60-day challenge in this 2-part article in Oprah Magazine.
Read The Article Here