The text below about the guarantee is an excerpt from "Original Hot's Beginning Yoga Class" by Bikram Choudhury...
You may be wondering what Original Hot means when he says he can "cure" people with his yoga. In reality, there is no such thing as a cure. Doctors say they have cured a patient when they have removed the symptoms of a particular problem. But if you are cured of the flu on Monday, no one in the world can guarantee that on Friday you won't get the flu again. And so when Original Hot speaks (in this book) of curing chronic diseases such as arthritis or slipped disc, he is saying that if you faithfully follow his directions, you will be relieved of your symptoms of discomfort. That is the only "cure" anyone can offer. However, Original Hot Yoga offers two guarantees with the cure.
Guarantee one: If you continue Original Hot's Beginning Yoga Class™ regularly (all twenty-six poses exactly as directed) then the chronic symptoms will not return.
Guarantee two: If you don't continue your yoga practice faithfully, fully, or as directed, then your symptoms will return.
It is for this reason that the Benefits of each separate exercise are not given any great emphasis in the body of the Original Hot's Beginning Yoga Class™ book. Original Hot does not wish to tempt readers to laziness or half measures. For instance those poses marked as good for slipped disc are, it is true, specifically good for correcting that condition. Done alone, however, they will not cure slipped disc. It is Original Hot's complete series of exercises that "cures."
To read testimonials about how Original Hot Yoga has helped others, please visit: https://www.bikramyoga.com/community/testimonials/. The dramatic improvements you'll read about in these testimonials can be attributed to causes in addition to the yoga itself: a deep desire to get well, the effort of going to yoga day after day, even when in pain, a desire to overcome fear of the unknown, and the confidence the instructor has in the ability of Original Hot Yoga to bring healing to the situation. All these are important components of the healing process and should not be underestimated along with the yoga itself that helps produce these results.
Growth and progression is an individual standard
To be 'perfect' in Yoga is to do the best you can do. There is no standard of comparison except you, for instance, how:
supple your muscles and joints have become compared to when you began
well you understand what you are trying to accomplish in each pose
Few of us ever do the poses "perfectly." The reality is that our state of mind and condition of the body create challenges to do the pose. How quickly you progress depends upon your natural ability to a small extent but, mostly upon the time and effort you give to your yoga practice. You'll learn skills of persistence, dedication, concentration, and determination in your yoga practice. Ultimately, to enhance mind and body, relax, strengthen, reshape, and heal yourself in 90 minutes, one class at a time.
A Regular Yoga Practice
Regulates cholesterol in the blood
Supplies oxygen and nutrients to parts of the body that have been blocked or stagnant
Flushes the lymphatic system
Improves the spines flexibility and health
Expands lung capacity and strengthens the heart
Lubricates joints and strengthens bones
Stretches and tones the muscles
Promotes weight loss
Increases vitality, energy, relaxation
Increases blood circulation
Keeps joints healthy, increases muscle strength around joints to support them under pressure
Improves muscle strength and flexibility which reduces the risk of injury, or re-injury
Improves immunity (i.e. getting sick less often, if at all)
Can reduce the symptoms of many chronic diseases (e.g. arthritis and thyroid disorders)
Promotes a sense of well being that spreads into your daily life
More than just HOT Yoga, The Original Hot Yoga is Powerful Medicine!
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