A story: A student woke up one morning at the age of 25 and was completely blind! The doctors had no idea why. Tests, drugs, etc. for over a year and no change. They told her not to do the yoga because the heat could exacerbate the problem.
Too much pressure, swelling, etc. But after a year of doing nothing she was dying to come back.
?So she met with Bikram and asked what he thought. He told her to do the yoga. Why not? She’s already blind. What could happen? So she came back. After 2 months, she started to get her vision back. An MRI showed that the lesions that caused the blindness were shrinking. She continues to get more vision every day, and continues to come to class. Her doctor thinks it must be the yoga, since nothing else in her life has changed.
I cannot tell you how grateful she is for the yoga, and the amazing healing benefits. People come for lots of different reasons–to lose weight, for a good workout, for peace and quiet–but the one thing that is unavoidable is the healing. Everyone gets it?
Of course, this is not glaucoma, and I cannot speak to that- but the standard medical answer to avoid hot yoga with vision/eye issues turned out to be completely wrong!
Wow, I love this story. Bikram is SO practical – what did she have to lose?
Please use this topic for further discussion about blindness and hot yoga.