"All this has consequences. 'For some getting their legs behind their head is totally comfortable and easy,' says Michele Pernetta, who brought Bikram yo the UK in the early nineties and is now the founder of Fierce Grace yoga. 'For others it’s a slipped disc and torn pelvis. Pushing hard without awareness will cause injury. Pain sensations tell us when we have gone too far, but if we’re moving fast, seeking the pose rather than being in the process, we miss the signals.'"
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Michele Pernetta is credited with bringing Bikram yoga here from LA. Now she’s created her own mix of hatha, Bikram and ashtanga.