Keith says, “I started Bikram yoga to increase overall agility but also because I was starting to lose some of my flexibility. I was usually sore after work and I could tell my hamstrings were way too tight, so tight it felt like the tightness was starting to pull other parts of my body out of alignment like my hips and knees.
“Going from one job as a crane operator where I spent most of the day in a seated position to another job that required standing most of the day only increased the tightness in my legs. I heard about the new yoga studio that had just opened up in my area and, on a whim, I decided to go check it out..."
“I didn't quite know what I was getting myself into, or if it was even meant for somebody like me. I was surprised at how challenging it was, but after leaving I felt very accomplished and overall really good about myself which has kept me coming back... I have now been practicing Bikram yoga 2-3 times a week since February.
"In these past months, I have learned a lot more than just how to properly stretch. I've learned how to be comfortable when I'm uncomfortable and how to control the "monkey mind."
“Since I began Bikram yoga it has motivated me to quit smoking, and it has made a remarkable difference in my overall well-being. I can see and feel the difference after each class. I have learned so much from the different instructors there and the stories they have to share.
One of my favorite things I’ve heard in class is: ‘It's not the stimuli that changes, it is our response to the stimuli that changes.’ I am so happy and thankful to be a part of the community at Bikram Yoga St. Johns.”
Studio leader, yoga-doer and life-lover, Kay D.