“I’ve just completed six months of Bikram Yoga and can honestly say I’ve never been happier or felt better in my life. I had a spinal fusion in 1993. My chronic pain started in 2005 when I had my son and in the last few years it’s become unbearable. Due to my spine being fused I now have sacroiliac joint dysfunction on both sides, one side is fused with pins. I also have spondylolisthesis and arthritis in my spine, it is sore to stand up or sit down for too long!

Bikram yoga has been my lifeline. I go into class in a lot of pain, I do as much as I can, some poses I can’t possibly do and some I can’t believe I can do. There’s no pressure to do things you can’t do.

It’s hard to explain the feeling unless you have been but I leave feeling amazing and in less pain than I was in when I arrived. I have been taking less pain relief in the following days after a class, Bikram is my pain relief! I absolutely love it, its had a massive impact in my life, physically and mentally.”