Nicholas Nelson

Peace and blessing! My name is Nicholas and I am extremely thankful and elated to be a part of the awesomeness that the front desk team provides at Bikram Yoga North Texas.

My journey with Bikram Yoga began on March 31, 2015.  Before that date, I considered myself to be athletic, in shape, mentally and emotionally stable, and able to overcome any type of physical activity…man, was I wrong.  My first class broke me down into a puddle of sweaty nothingness.  As I lay on my mat looking at the ceiling, all I could think of was, “What have I done to myself? I. CAN. NOT. MOVE!”.  Suzann (the instructor for that class) came back in and sat beside me with coconut water and offered to help me sit up and drink it because my body was not responding to me.  Again, I had never felt so broken.  As I struggled to pull myself up and slowly reach for the coconut water, tears began to fill my eyes.

I had taken myself mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and physically to a place I had never been before.  I experienced every human emotion imaginable; anger and frustration, confusion, despair, sadness, and so many more.  I experienced those emotions because I had been bottling everything up for a very long time.  As the class progressed, my emotions poured out of me, pose by pose. So by the end I was nothing, I was empty. I was finally empty.  And as I walked out, I never felt more free in my entire existence and I knew I was going back for more. More freedom.

This is not just yoga, this is you becoming the greatest version of yourself.  So when you walk in and see me smiling at you, know that I see a champion, a conquer, a warrior.  Know that I see someone who is ready to live, to smile and be happy, to be free, and be more than they could ever imagine.

Namaste.