My Bikram Yoga Danury journey began the end of February 2016. I arrived with a disability that occurred while working as a Mailman for USPS for nearly 30 yrs. I injured my cervical spine and tore my right rotar cuff. I suffered incredible pain since 2003. I Had no range of motion in my neck for over 13 yrs and have had many surgical procedures on my injured cervical spine. My shoulder was repaired via surgery, but still suffered from nerve damage and severe migraines and pain from my injured cervical spine. I was also receiving trigger points every month (8 shoots on each side of my neck) for nearly 10 yrs. Was a quick fix, but pain would return within a week. Feeling depressed and my anxiety level off the charts due to my injuries, my pain doctor put me on potent pain meds. 13 years I basically stayed in my room I did not have any interaction with people outside of my family. September 2015, I took my last pain pill and haven’t looked back since. Although I was still in pain, I felt better mentally.
January 2016 a long-time friend of mine from GrammaSchool, whom I haven’t seen in over 35 yrs, Steve Zagami told me about Bikram Yoga Danbury. Knowing what he has been through he told me this practice has changed his life. I told him I would be willing to try anything to alleviate my pain, anxiety and depression due to my injuries. On the last Sunday in February 2016, I walked into Danbury Bikram Yoga Studio, was greeted by Steve and other members of the studio. They all made me feel right at home.
Bikram Yoga Danbury has been life changing for me. After 2 months of going 4-5 times a week, I had an appointed with my pain Dr. and was scheduled for 16 painful trigger points that day. At my Drs. amazement, he Couldn’t believe I had Almost 100% range of motion in my neck. He asked me what I was doing different. I told him Bikram Yoga, this is now part of my treatment plan,in place of the trigger shots. Not only has Bikram help control my pain, but it also brought down my blood pressure,cholesterol level, anxiety,depression and also help my sinus problem. My family notice a change in me after a month of practicing Bikram, I was 100% more relaxed and extremely calm. This has come from the knowledge of the instructors teaching me how to breathe and meditate. It has actually helps me sleep better at night time. For 13 years I have had very little sleep at night due to my injuries.
I can’t imagine where I would be if I didn’t have Bikram Yoga in my life. I feel alive again and been socializing once again. The Bikram Yoga Danbury Studio not only has the best members but we have the best owners in Xavier and Alina Gomez. They both make you fell right at home and care about each and everyone of us. The studio is top notch with the best instructors and is extremely clean.
If you haven’t tried Bikram Yoga Danbury, then you are cheating yourself. It is the most challenging workout that I have done in my life. Harder then when I trained for baseball and basketball in high school and college. Spending 90 minutes in a room that is 105 degrees and doing 26 postures, is very rewarding at the end of every class. I will continue to go to the Bikram Yoga, because I am a firm believer that this is keeping me out of the operating-room.
Thank you Steve for turning me on to this incredible practice.