Recovering from illness with Bikram yoga.

The top 2 challenges were my divorce and Ulcerative Colitis(a form of inflammatory bowel disease), which caused me to endure 3 major surgeries over 11 months to save my life. I lost my colon, but gained my life back. I had to improvise my practice for over a year and practice the pregnancy series just to be in the hot room. BY kept me sane in the darkest time of my life and I say thanks every day. So when in doubt, sweat it out!

Focus on Bikram yoga and pregnancy

  Ever wondered about pregnancy and your Bikram yoga practice? BYC chats to two mothers to be about their experience practicing Bikram, during pregnancy. Aileen Keohane, who began practicing at BYC over a year ago, and Dia, a Bikram teacher who began teaching at BYC when it opened in 2011. . Don’t forget to view our link[…]

Bikram Yoga for Rheumatoid Arthritis

As I stood at the back of the room before beginning my first Bikram Yoga class I had a lot of thoughts running through my mind. Most of them were regarding pain. My whole body was riddled with Rheumatoid Arthritis, a chronic disease that doctors agree has no known cause and no known cure. It is a chronic state in which the body is attacking it’s own joints, in a state of innocent confusion. My prognosis was poor and I was told by the best medical doctors that I would spend the rest of my life on toxic drugs that would prevent me from having children.