Discipline and Bliss (Sarah W.)

When I walked into Bikram Yoga Decatur over 4 years ago, I didn’t have a clue that it would change every aspect of my life. I was an out-of-condition mid-fifties cigarette smoker who’d grown up thinking she was an absolute non-athletic klutz.

Bikram yoga will change your body but more importantly it will change your mind and your mind-set about yourself. It can change that critical voice inside your head that is always muttering about what you can’t do or how inadequate you are. You can start out anywhere and the yoga will take you places you never dreamed of. Fat, thin, old, young, flexible, stiff, weak, strong — everyone can do this yoga.

Since that first class, I’ve visited Bikram studios all over the U.S. and in London. BYD is the friendliest, most welcoming and accepting studio, hands-down. No judgments, no snobbery, no drama — just a safe and supportive place to revolutionize your life.

Bikram Yoga helped me quit a 25 year smoking habit, recover from carpal tunnel surgery, survive several emotional and personal challenges, and AT LAST to change my uber-critical view of myself.

Practicing Bikram Yoga is the highlight of my day. At age 60, I am in the best physical shape of my life. I feel mentally strong and up to whatever challenges come my way. This yoga changed my general worldview from a black-and-white, failure-or-success mindset to knowing that I am on a journey towards greater strength, self-understanding and acceptance of myself and others. Of course there will be setbacks and bad days (in life and in the hot room) but I am grateful that BYD will be there to help me tough it through.

Written by Bucky Silverado

If you stop every time a dog barks, your road will never end. If you wish the dog to follow you, feed him. A dog has four feet, but he can't walk four different paths. The barking of a dog does not disturb the man on a camel. Woof.