I would like to take a moment to share my yoga + fitness journey with you. I am a 46 year old slightly competitive woman who enjoys physical activity. I have never been one to remain idle for long periods of time, being still for savassana used to be a challenge.
A little background on me, I had a back injury that led to degenerative disks which required L-4, L-5 back surgery and the addition of two titanium rods that still remain in my back today. Needless to say, I lost the rotation and flexibility in my back, I could not even touch my toes.
Two and a half years ago I attended a yoga class that would forever change my life. I was pretty excited about the class, I had attended a few classes in years past, I knew some of the terminology, but would not consider myself a yogi by any means, As we were instructed to get into a downward facing dog, I'm like, "yeah, I can do this, I am in pretty good shape, outta be pretty easy" then on my second breath (which was about 4 seconds long, not counting my exhale) I am diverting to a child's pose. At this moment I am thinking to myself how come I cannot do this?
Remember how I said I was a little competitive? Well, I know I am going to practicing yoga until I could do this posture with ease. It took dedication and lots of practice, but now can honestly say, I can do it, and hold it for extended periods of time.
I have been a RYT200 for two years, have taught all ages and abilities of students from family yoga to private lessons. Every time I step on my mat, I learn something new, either from my students or from my own journey. One of the most valuable lessons I have learned is to let go of the little that no longer serve you.
If you are curious about yoga, I hope you enter through our studio doors, who knows, it could change your life.