Listen to Hour 3 of this fantastic CBC interview with Canadian Opera singer and Bikram Yoga Teacher Measha Brueggergosman about her bone-chilling Bikram Yoga experience! In 2009 Measha noticed through her enhanced mind-body connection that something wasn’t right. She says, “I’m pretty sure I would have died had I not had such a strong connection to my body… I wouldn’t have understood would it would have meant for the body to be off… I think that it saved my life.” She ended up having a misdiagnosed split-aorta, a fatal heart condition, and underwent immediate open-heart surgery which ultimately saved her life.
If it hadn’t been for her yoga practice she would have never been able to sing at the opening ceremonies in Vancouver in 2010. Phew – a great reminder to keep up with our yoga practice and diligently listen to our bodies.