Why did you start practicing Bikram yoga and how long have you been practicing?
I began in January 2011 after starting an exciting (and high-stress) desk job in Philadelphia. I needed relief from the sedentary activity of desk jockeying all day, and there was a Bikram studio right around the corner from the office. The practice helped with physical, mental, and general well-being, and I loved the teachers.
How has your practice affected your life?
I have Increased energy, appetite, physical stamina, mental clarity, overall happiness … the full bag. I wish I could practice all the time!
What keeps you coming back for more?
This yoga makes me feel healthy, young, and vibrant. It impacts every other activity in my life in a positive way. I crave that burst of inspiration that I always get right after my yoga class.
Do you have any advice/insight for new yogis?
Just go, no excuses. Getting to the hot room is the hardest part. Everything falls into place once you practice regularly.