Ralph has been practicing for 4 and a half years.

I contracted a muscle disorder in the neck in May 2004 and therefore lost my confidence and self-esteem and Bikram Yoga has slowly given me that back and made me realise how important it is to eat and drink well, which I never did prior to practising Yoga.

Advice to a new student is to hydrate well before class and after, not only water but electrolytes. Second advice is to concentrate on your breathing during class especially when it gets tough as well as listening intentionally to the teachers dialogue.