HotYoga4You RVC and Rego Park Reviews
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The teachers are professional, knowledgeable & caring individuals. They all have their quirky sides, but to me that just adds to the flavor of their presentation of the “dialog.” It keeps the class moving. And they have demonstrated to me that they are not going to let anyone get hurt as long as you follow their guidance.
The question is “What has yoga done for me?” Specifically, “What has Bikram yoga done for me?”
When I came to my first class about a year ago it was because I was a physical mess. I had finally gone to a doctor to for help. After a full medical work-up & the results were none too encouraging. Some of the results; high blood pressure requiring medication to control, high triglycerides requiring another medication to control, degenerative lower back (lumbar-sacral region) & sciatica on my right side requiring anti inflammatory & pain relievers, overweight… grossly obese… & out of shape. The ultimate diagnoses; loose weight, a lifetime of medication & ultimately surgery to correct my falling apart lower back.
Not a pretty picture. I’m in my mid fifties with all the standard life situations; family, career, no time for my self. As a younger man I was very active. I was into competitive sports until my 30’s. My first career out of college required I stay very physically fit. That lifestyle kept me fit, but it also wore my body down with many minor & a few major injuries. In my 40’s I got into a new career that placed much less emphasis on physical fitness. I basically let myself go.
Based on what the doctor said I knew I had to do something. I also knew I didn’t want a lifetime of body altering medications & definitely didn’t want surgery. I drove by the Bikram Yoga Rego Park studio every day going to & from work. I’d often thought of trying it. Now I had my motivation; so I tried it. As Tomoko says, “The best day of the rest of my life” was that first class!
Since doing Bikram I have lost over 50 lbs, I have lost 10” on my waist & actually gained over an inch in height! I am not taking any medications. I went from having high blood pressure to having normal pressure. I still have sciatic & back pain, but pain flare ups are much rarer & are not the debilitating, life limiting type I would have before. My resting pulse rate went from the mid 80’s to mid 50’s!
On a mental health side I am much more composed (settled) & not as high strung. I handle stress much better. Situations occur in life, the good & the bad as they always do & I simply deal with the situation. No flying off the handle. No overreacting. Just acknowledging the situation & dealing with it.
Can I do all 26 Bikram postures & two breathing exercises? Hardly! Some days I have trouble just doing the opening breathing exercise! But as the teachers repeatedly say: this is a life time practice. Each class is different & builds on the class before; some are dreadful, some are amazing, most are just a pleasure to do & feel & be… knowing that I am improving the quality of my life simply by being in that hot, sweaty room for 90 torturous, glorious minutes. Thank you Bikram. You have changed my life.
- on Google.com
Plenty of classes throughout the day. They just renovated and are always improving. Instructors are helpful and makes sure to challenge and correct postures.
- on Bikram Yoga Rego Park
I was skeptical of the benefits of Bikram Yoga at first but finally followed my wife and joined for a two week trial membership. As an artist I sit hunched over a drawing board or in front of a computer for many hours a day. My only excercise is riding my bike (again hunched over) to work everyday or running. After years with this routine I found my flexibility was very limited- especially my lower back and hamstrings. After the 2 week trial membership I was pleasantly surprised at the gains in flexibility. Though it's not the easiest form of excercise, the results are solid proof it works! With excellent instructors and a casual- no pressure environment, this form of yoga will be a part of my wellness routine.
- on Bikram Yoga Rego Park
At first, the heat scared me away. I thought my body was not made to sweat. But I knew I had to fight fire with fire. For many years I suffered with lower back pain and stiffness. Bikram yoga has helped me with two of my biggest frustrations.
My inactive sweat glands made me suffer from the most uncomfortable itchy rash every summer. I couldn't believe after 10 classes, my body learned to sweat freely and it's wonderful knowing heat had become my friend! I said good bye to skin medicine and lotion. I guess my skin has found its new balance.
Due to my long and stressful working experiences, my lower back always suffered the most. Not only did my body feel more relaxed and flexible, my lower back tightness also slowly disappeared because Bikram yoga practice. It feels like every piece of my skeletal system has been readjusted to where it should be.
Bikram yoga has challenged me in the most positive way. I have shared my wonderful experiences with my husband and now we both practice together. It's such an amazingly healthy family activity! There is nothing better than seeing each other feeling better through each practice. Bikram yoga honestly put our health and perspective of life in check. We've learned to increase our strength and help improve our weaknesses in life physically and spiritually.
We thank all the professional, warm and loving instructors at Bikram Yoga Rego Park for a life time of inspiration.