I started practicing yoga about 8 years ago as a way to get some exercise, increase my flexibility and help my back pain. I noticed that I felt so much better right away and yoga was so much fun, so I kept coming back. Soon I noticed that I was looking forward to yoga so much and it became a wonderful way to cope with a stressful day. And if I missed going to yoga for a few days I would feel so much more stressed out. Yoga became a very beneficial, enjoyable part of my life and the people that I have met in the yoga community have been so supportive.
“If you can breathe, you can practice yoga.”
I decided to go to yoga teacher training to expand my practice and I learned that there is so much more to this than just the physical asana practice! I really want to share this with others so I can give back a little of what yoga has given to me. People sometimes say “I don’t do yoga because I’m not flexible!” But they are missing the point. Although a regular yoga practice probably will make your body more flexible, the real benefits will occur in your mind and spirit. So if you can breathe, you can practice yoga.