How Bikram Yoga and Naturopathic Medicine Changed My Life

My name is Peter,

At 34, I have been suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis for thirteen years and it has not only been a rough ride mentally and physically, but financially and emotionally.

I spent the early part of my years as a Recreation Therapist working all across the golden horseshoe in nursing homes and hospitals alike. As my Arthritis was causing me major fatigue, being tired at work really affected me in my ability to help others. Inside seven years as a therapist helping elderly people achieve a better quality of life, mine was dropping off in a big way. Now I had no choice but to create a change so that I could accommodate my health issues.

I decided to start a small business where I helped the elderly for three years doing errands, landscaping and house cleaning. This helped me not only with scheduled naps in the daytime, but now I was able to still get my work done. I also had time to research alternative medicine.

Finding Naturopathic Medicine was a major breakthrough in my life. It helped me get over my fatigue problem through proper nutrition. Vitamins, minerals, fish oil, botanicals, homeopathy, acupuncture, detox infrared saunas and the many other therapies that a Naturopath can provide are outstanding. I highly recommend it for anyone, sick or not.

I was definitely on my path to wellness now. It was the introduction of Bikram Yoga by a Naturopath that was a giant leap for me as well. As I was told it is 105 degrees in the room. The intimidation kept me away for a while until one day I was ready.

My first class was not only grueling because I was sweating like I never knew I could. It’s also ninety minutes of bending, twisting and folding into a human Japanese ham sandwich.

Over the years I had developed a really bad upper back. It was the second class and beyond when the breakthrough happened. I was doing the deepest back bend I have ever thought was possible. As I was as far back without falling over, my back made a loud pop noise. It was my spine going back into place. The bend had helped me tremendously as does every other pose help my Arthritis.

From then on, Bikram Yoga and Naturopathic Medicine has not only changed my life entirely in a physical sense, it has changed me in ways that are unexplainable in words because it is in every way. My teachers inspire me, motivate me and they also answer any questions that I have. Did I mention that the Bikram studio is in a heritage building in downtown Guelph? It is immaculate.

To this day I follow the directions of a Naturopathic Doctor. I now practice Bikram Yoga three to four times a week and absolutely every time I come out of class I feel reborn over and over again, completing the full spectrum of my new healthy lifestyle. I am now onto a new career and the future looks bright.

I feel great! 🙂

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Bikram Yoga Guelph

Welcome to the first certified Bikram Yoga Studio in Guelph, Ontario.

Bikram’s Beginning Hatha Yoga classes, a series of 26 yoga postures and 2 breathing exercises taught in a room heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit for 90 minutes. By heating the room students are able to work in a safe environment that will relieve one’s body resistance without risking injury while cleansing one’s body of all toxins.

Within the 90 minutes all students will work on every muscle, tendon, joint, ligament, internal organ, and gland while circulating 100% fresh oxygen through their blood and bodies. This will help students increase their concentration, patience, determination, self-control while decreasing stress. It leads one to a healthier body and mind. Students can expect that each class will help their bodies to promote weight loss, limit the effects of aging while assisting in preventing illness and injuries.

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DISH Supper Club – Art On The Street

Art on the Street is back!!  This year they are featuring 64 artists and their beautiful creations.

Featured Exhibit:  DISH Supper Club, 133 Wyndham Street North.

DISH Supper club is generating a new buzz in town and we are very excited to tell you all about it.   A Supper Club, in general, refers to a dining establishment that also functions as a social club.  They also have been referred to as, underground restaurants, home bistros, anti-restaurants and prohibition roadhouses.   We are a private members club devoted to creating exceptional gastronomical experiences through eclectic menus and dynamic atmospheres.

To find out more, please come down to the Old Alma Gallery at 133 Wyndham Street on July 16 to not only sample the wine bar but to catch a glimpse of Heather Kocsis eye popping art.  A must see!

Dish Supper Club is now taking memberships from the public and they will be available that day at the gallery followed by a members rooftop terrace supper with a minimum donation of fifty dollars.  A sample menu contains such things as duck confit, parsnip gnocchi, foie gras, braised short ribs, black sea bass and many more mouth watering selections.

We look forward to meeting you!

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