Dear Michele

For weeks I’ve had a huge bunch of giant white chrysanthemums in my head as an expression of THANK YOU for your courage, commitment and perseverance to get Bikram Yoga established in London. Every class is a pleasure and privilege on my journey towards eventually recovering the kind of body I had when that accident happened. I am confident that I’ll get there for Bikram heals what nothing else can reach!

All the various trainers have left their imprints on my experience: you with adjusting my standing head to knee pose and watching the most fascinating spot on the carpet – besides pointing out that anybody who does Bikram must be a bit crazy… One other practitioner said: it’s for people who like challenges!

My first trainer was Anna which means she can best comment on how my body has changed. Since she stretched my back in half tortoise the other day, I turned her into my “Bikram angel”. Rachel’s dialogue always feels like champagne to me. And most recently she seems to lecture just for me: everything to do with ALIGNMENT.

First I got rid of my chronic pain which was replaced by occasional discomfort. Then I gained functionality, and now I’m realigning my body big time. Completely fascinating how that has become so much more important than ever before. Already I feel slimmer, fitter, stronger and more flexible. Every time I come out of class, my left leg seems to feel better when I walk with renewed energy.

Emma and Rachel gave me my after-class exercises. Adrian taught me not only to smile to my shins (and on other occasions), but also to use the awkward pose to make my left leg stronger.

Given my extensive experiences with psychotherapy and healing, I love Sanjai’s way of teaching with emphasis on awareness and joy. In fact, the other day I really felt the deliciousness of the practice and expect “deliriousness” next!…

So, while I continue to be most curious when the day will come that I can honestly say that my left knee doesn’t crunch any more and my left hip is as ‘good’ as my right one, I shall keep coming and shall continue even after that!

Meanwhile, I remain yours gratefully for ever,

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