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Meet Thavma Yoga’s Lakewood Ranch’s December student of the month: Linda Herman

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Linda Herman. My husband and I moved to Florida from Chicago 4 years ago. We have 3 grown children in which 2 practice yoga also. I do accounting from home for the company I worked for in Chicago. I enjoy being active – running, swimming, weightlifting and now yoga!

2. Have you done other styles of Yoga other than Thavma Yoga?

I have done yoga sporadically in the past but Thavma is my first hot yoga studio. The heat makes such a difference!

3. What made you decide to take your first Thavma Yoga Class?

I started at Thavma when my kids gifted me 2 months of hot yoga for Mother’s Day. Great gift!

4. What made you choose Thavma Yoga as a Studio?

I needed something for my neck and back pain, so I decided to give it a try.

5. What was your first Hot yoga experience like?

I work out regularly, but I found my first hot yoga class to be a great challenge for not leaving a 2×6 foot space. After my second class, I no longer had the neck pain that had been waking me every night for months.

6. What makes you come back?

I come back to yoga for all the benefits it has provided me. I feel stronger, more flexible and more energetic.

7. How long have you been practicing?

I have been practicing at Thavma since June. I try to come to 3 classes a week.

8. What changes have you seen since you began the practice?

Yoga has helped my joints and my posture, as well as improving my bloodwork numbers and dropping a few pounds. 😊

9. Where have you seen that it helps you?

Yoga has helped with my running. I don’t feel so sore after a long run.

10. What is your favorite pose?

The Rabbit was my first favorite pose because it helped with my neck pain so much. But now I love Fixed Firm. It took me a while to master this pose but now I love it for the flexibility it has given me in my knees and quads.

11. What is your least favorite pose?

Camel is probably my least favorite pose, but I am always happy when I am able to get through it.

12. What do you like most about Thavma Yoga?

The instructors at Thavma are so welcoming and knowledgeable. With every instructor, I learn something new.

13. Tell us anything else interesting that you feel you have gained or learned since starting Thavma Yoga.

Since starting hot yoga, I realize just how many aches and pains I had before yoga. I feel so much better physically and thus mentally now. It’s crazy that an hour of Bikram yoga can make such a difference in your day!

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