Dave then went on to spend hundreds of dollars trying to find the “cure” for his back issues – visiting doctors, physios, chiropractors - once, twice a week for years. An x-ray finally revealed that he had less than 4% of the disc left between L4 and L5 and he was informed that the human body doesn’t have the mechanisms to heal that sort of degeneration. In addition to the back problems, Dave’s depression plagued him for most of his life.
With nothing to lose he tried Bikram Yoga. Dave says, “Everything in the class killed me, it was agony during and after the class and the next day it didn’t feel much better. I was dubious that this was going to fix me, but was reassured by my teacher who said that I should keep going. So I did.”
18 months later the pain, and the depression, was entirely gone. That was over 10 years ago and Dave has now been National Yoga Asana Champion twice and runner up twice. 10 years ago he couldn’t sit in a car for 10 minutes, now he can sit on a plane for 18 hours flying to LA to compete in the Yoga Competitions!
Dave is now an amazing senior teacher at Bikram Yoga Northern Beaches whom is respected by his fellow teachers and students.
He teaches a strong class, he will encourage you to have faith in the process and work through the pain, just as he did. Dave tells his students if you don’t want to suffer in your life, practice yoga. 90 minutes a day = 90 years of pain-free happy life!
Bikram Yoga classes are 90 minutes. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class time for check-in.
The health benefits include:
• Improve overall health and fitness
• Reduce stress
• Assist in losing weight and maintaining ideal weight
• Strengthen and tone the body
• Improve flexibility