Star Student: Laura

“The only bad class you’ll have is the one you did not show up for.”
~BYV Teachers  
BYV: How long have you been practicing Bikram yoga?
LAURA: “5 months”
BYV: Why did you start practicing?
LAURA: “I wanted to lose weight and become more flexible.”
BYV: Has that reason changed or evolved since first starting?
LAURA: “Yes I still want to become more flexible but I am no longer so concerned with weight loss.”
BYV: What inspired you to start taking class?
LAURA: “I love the idea of healing from the inside out.”
BYV: What benefits did you notice right away from practice?
LAURA: “I felt a sense of peace and self acceptance I have never felt.”
BYV: What long term benefits have you experienced?
LAURA: “After the first month my doctor took me off of my blood pressure medication.”
BYV: What is that motivates you to get your toes on the line as frequently as possible?
LAURA: “I know how fabulous I’m going to feel for the rest of the day!”
BYV: Have you used Bikram‘s Yoga as a form of therapy or rehabilitation?
LAURA: “For over 15 years I could not kneel without extreme pain, after 5 months of practice I can kneel without pain and no longer worry about having to have surgery.”
BYV: What is your favourite posture and why? 
LAURA: “Savasana … I love knowing so much healing is happening with my mind, body and spirit in this posture.”
BYV: What would you suggest to a new student looking to expand their practice? Were there things that have helped you along the way? 
LAURA: “Show up … be kind to yourself and don’t give up . And ask for help, the instructors are amazing!”
BYV: Have you ever felt like running out of the room? If so, what kept you from acting on it? 
LAURA: “Once. I calmed myself by practicing my breathing.”
BYV: What challenges have you completed? 
LAURA: “Coming 4-5 times a week!”
“The last 5 months have been amazing for me , I truly see so many changes happening inside and out. I always feel so welcome every time I walk through the doors, no judgment …. just support and kindness.”
 BYV: Laura, thank you so much for your time, and your yoga practice!! You truly are a STAR STUDENT!!