“My Body Is My Temple And Asanas Are My Prayers” B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga classes cured my severe spine problem

Yoga classes cured my severe spine problem

My name is Vikas Anand. In the beginning of 2012 suddenly one day I realised that there was no sensation in my left leg. I couldn't feel a thing. I was terrified and immediately went to a physiotherapist. The therapy went on for a week with no signs of recovery. Then I went to many doctors, tried many medicines, to no avail. My overall health began to deteriorate and we were all very alarmed. Finally I met with a neurosurgeon at AIIMS and he advised me to get an MRI done.

The MRI showed that I had some serious problem in my spine and the neurosurgeon advised surgery, which I didn't want to go for because when it comes to operating the spine, you can never know what the results are going to be.

Then someone told me that my spine ailment could be cured with yoga. I was almost giving up hope and the conventional treatment had totally disappointed me. As I tried to find out more and more about yoga I learned about BKS Iyenger Yoga and sought admission in Pune. Unfortunately, I couldn't get admission over there. But maybe it was a blessing in disguise because then my wife came across Smt. Nina Sagar and Varun Sagar  through a common friend. My wife explained to her my problem and then I met her. They advised me to do Yoga under someone's supervision, preferably under the supervision of a trained yoga instructor. I requested them to become my yoga instructor.

they not only taught me the technicalities of yoga but also gave me the moral strength that I desperately needed at that time. I remember once they told me, "Your disease is like an enemy and you have to fight with it to win, and you can."

As I started my yoga classes under their supervision my physical health began to improve day-by-day and so did my mental health. Within 40 days the sensation in my leg was back. During the ailment, my right foot which had weakened and gotten twisted, gained strength and straightened up. After a few months I was fully cured. they gave me a new lease of life which was more enriching and healthier. Without doubt they are just like a godfather to me. I will be grateful and thankful to her all my life.

I'm also thankful to Shri BKS Iyenger Ji who empowered Ninaji and Varun ji to not just cure me, but many patients like me who have been totally disappointed by conventional modes of treatment.

Pranam and warm regards

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