Testimonials

“Some years ago I hurt my knees running.  I went to several doctors, but no one could help.  I was experiencing pain nearly all day and night, and my knees only seemed to be getting worse.  I started doing Bikram yoga, and after a few months’ time, the pain in my knees began subsiding, and soon after that, it felt as if my knees were healed.  Since that experience, whenever I have any sort of ailment, I return to doing Bikram yoga regularly before I visit a doctor in hopes that things will get better.  More often than not, this seems to be the case.  I also like the added strength and flexibility that I get from Bikram yoga, as well as a greater sense of calm and well-being.”

Jon

“The first time that I walked into a Bikram yoga studio was right after a semiannual physical that I had with a doctor. I was feeling disheartened because he told me that the next time I came back he would be putting me on the fifth medication that I would be taking for the rest of my life. I felt old, expended, and like the best years of my life were in the rear view mirror. I was actually on my way home from the doctor’s office and saw the yoga studio and thought “What do I have to lose?” The studio owner told me about the incredible health benefits that people who do Bikram yoga realize. I committed to trying the practice. My recollection of my first practice was like many people’s-it was really hard. I wasn’t really planning on going back because it was so strenuous but the studio owner handed me a piece of paper that contained Bikram’s assurance that if I did 30 days straight, it would change my life., Long story short, I did 30 straight days straight and it changed my life. Six months later I went back to the doctor, and after reviewing my blood work, he looked up at me and said in an astonished tone, “What are you doing?” I said, “Bikram yoga”. He said, “Keep doing it.” Six months later, one year after I started Bikram yoga, I went for another physical. By then I was 30 pounds lighter and I felt much more relaxed and optimistic. I liked the person that I was again, and I was looking forward to what the future held for me. The doctor once again looked at my blood work and said, “I see you are still doing yoga.” I said that I was. It was after the physical that he took me off all of the medications that he had assured me I would be taking for  the rest of my life, and he informed me he wouldn’t be putting me on the blood pressure medication that he once said I would be taking for the rest of my life. Bikram yoga is still hard but I love it. And I plan on doing it for the rest of my life.”

Frank Martinelli

“My regular yoga practice has helped me look better, have more energy and most importantly, feel better. As a medical acupuncturist, I recommend Bikram yoga for healing injuries, preventing illness and longevity. Whenever you start, the benefits you receive will exceed whatever you currently imagine.”

Christine Nielson, MD

“In the 10 years that I have been doing Bikram Yoga, I have had my doctor tell me each year, ‘Whatever you are doing, keep it up.’ My heart is great – no medications. My weight is stable, I can eat what I want. My balance is more solid. My stress is still there, but more manageable by far. It’s a life changer. Don’t fear the heat!”

Susan Chenault

Jon
Frank Martinelli
Christine Nielson, MD
Susan Chenault
Indian River Bikram Yoga Vero Beach, Florida
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