If you're like me, the first thing you think when you hurt yourself is "I'd better get to yoga!" Because Bikram Yoga is a therapeutic practice, it's designed to be safe and beneficial no matter what condition your bod is in! When injured all you need to do is gentle stretching without causing any strain or pain.
When you break a leg (like my mother-in-law, pictured below) or have another injury where you can't bear weight on a leg or foot, the standing part of class can be performed in a chair with tons of benefit to the whole body.
Here's how to do it:
Last December, I bumped into Natalie (who I later found out is a longtime Karma Yogi at BYSJ) at a Garcia Birthday Band show. She stuck a buddy pass in my hand and told me I should go to yoga. It was a wild night and Natalie seemed like a cool lady, so I decided to check it out. I had no idea what I was getting into! At 65 I had never been to a yoga class. Now I do Bikram yoga every day...
In 7 months of daily practice, here is what Bikram yoga has done for me:
I wanted to share my story especially for other people with fibromyalgia who think there is no answer besides expensive medications with tons of terrible side effects. For me, Bikram yoga gives me relief of my symptoms without all of that other stuff, and it makes my life better in so many other ways too. You've got to give it a try!
HHY Founder, Yoga Business Coach, yoga-doer and life-lover, Kay Afif!