Another inspired Yogi shares her story…
How long have you practiced yoga? How often per week? I have had a physical yoga practice for ten years. I practice mindfulness daily, and try to remember my breath! I usually get to the mat once every week or two.
What made you decide to practice yoga? I was in high school and knew that I needed to find a way to channel all of my energy and cultivate consistency and discipline before I got to college. Eventually, I became a children’s yoga teacher and a yoga therapist because promoting self-awareness and instilling flow in everyday experiences is one of the greatest gifts I can share.
What do you like most about practicing yoga at National Harbor? I found the classes to be unique. When yoga is offered without charge it creates a very special sense of appreciation. Free asanas practiced with the water at your feet is just an enchanting opportunity!
What is your favorite yoga pose and why is it your favorite? My favorite asana is pigeon pose. It offers a deep stretch of the hip flexors as well as the hip joints. Women and people with low back tension especially benefit from this deep release. Emotional tension can be held in the hip muscles, and the subtleties of this stretch can really transcend into your state of being.
Describe how yoga has enhanced or changed your life? Yoga carved out a space in my head and heart where I can always touch peacefulness, kindness and grace. I found confidence and contentment in myself as I committed to my practice and the tenets yoga.