accomplishments her body made

Thinking back on day thirty, Marique says, “I vividly remember lying on my mat on the last day of the challenge and being so proud of myself.” She also had newfound respect and gratitude for her body and its abilities. “As an athlete for years, I focused on what my body couldn’t do any longer, like I wasn’t as fast in the water or I wasn’t as strong,” she remembers. “But yoga was much more about working with the body that I have and not looking for it to be anything other than what it is.” Without the competitive nature of other sports driving her to focus on her body’s limitations, she was free to focus on herself and the accomplishments her body made in just thirty days, and has made after years of practice.
Heather came away from her challenge feeling invigorated as well. “I have more energy than I have in years, and I just generally feel like a calmer, happier, more positive and well-balanced person,” she reflects. “I know I sound like an infomercial for Bikram yoga, but I can’t say enough good things about it.” She’s even thinking of giving up her gym membership if she continues going to yoga regularly in the next three months; considering that she’s gone to the gym for eighteen years, that statement alone speaks highly of Bikram’s benefits.

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