In late 2012, in recovery from a very draining and harmful addiction, I was introduced to Bikram yoga. Being an athlete, excelling in sports most of my life, I gravitated to its intensity. I began to experience incredible peace, joy, and hope, in addition to the community and friendships that it offered. In time, aspects of my life that were dormant and purposefully hidden, were awakened and further strengthened. Bikram yoga is a gift, it’s instrumental in allowing me to become the person I’ve dreamed of but didn’t think was possible; it’s perhaps my saving grace.