I began practicing yoga regularly on my 37th birthday. I had dabbled here and there over the years, but yoga was never my “go to” form of exercise. I was hesitant to commit to a class because I wasn’t willing to be still for 60-90 minutes.
After a few running injuries and talks with friends who had begun practicing yoga, I decided to give it a try. I knew I needed to keep limber if I wanted to stay active running and cycling.
I’m not sure what was different this time - the style of yoga or where I was in my life, but I was immediately hooked. I loved the heat, the beauty of the flow, the connection I felt in the room with other yogis and with myself. I couldn’t wait to go back, and I didn’t- I went again the next day and as many days as I could thereafter.
My practice was first based on the physical aspects, but it wasn’t long before I realized the spiritual and emotional aspects were equally profound. The process of self-discovery is life changing. I love the idea of taking what I learn on the mat to my everyday life.
It has helped me build meaningful relationships, and realize