My mother has arthritis in her fingers, she's had it for several years. 3 years ago she started Bikram, practicing 3 times a week. After the first year she no longer had the pain in her joints. Each year after she has lost the stiffness in her fingers and has much more mobility. This article goes through someone's journey with arthritis and Bikram as well as explaining the many benefits! Joseph Encinia, 2011 Male World Champion, was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at a young age, going through years of pain and hospital visits, suffering from a heart attack at the age of 13. Through Bikram, he has not only strengthened his whole body, he has surpassed doctor's expectations, honed his body and going on to competing and winning the yoga championships! So it just goes to show, anything is possible!
"I am not what happened to me,
I am what I choose to become"
Carl Gustave Jung
I'm Binny, a full time Bikram Yoga teacher and studio owner that lives in Perth, Australia.
I started this blog to share the things I love the best in the world: being healthy and happy, food (especially raw), yoga, traveling and most importantly, learning how to love and be true to myself.
I suffered from severe digestive problems when I was younger, being gluten and lactose intolerant, and developed compartment syndrome and fibromyalgia in my teens. I have lived with constant pain for over 16 years now.
Over the past 10 years, I've shifted to a mainly plant based diet and realised that being well and healthy is a way of life. I have been teaching Bikram yoga since 2011, in the US and Australia. Due to my health issues I've also had a lot of bodywork done as well as explored alternative therapies.
I've become much more aware of myself as a result of all this - physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Right now I love my life. In my career I love what I do and I do what I love. I have traveled to some amazing places around the world and made lifelong friends. In between working and traveling, I cook up a storm in the kitchen, especially raw desserts, spend time with the people I love the best, which now includes a yoga husband, a mini yogini Estell, and our dog! I try to listen to my body the best I can.
I truly believe that we all have the power and the capabilities to heal our own bodies, to nourish the spirit and seek our own happiness and life's purpose. This my journey...