How long have you practiced Yoga? How often per week? I have practiced yoga off and on for about 20 years. I currently practice about once a week.
What made you decide to practice Yoga? I thought it looked interesting and could be a good workout. The instructors usually had nice muscle tone, great posture and confidence and I wanted all of those.
What do you like about practicing Yoga at National Harbor? I like being outdoors and having a large venue so we don’t get in each other’s way. The music is a wonderful addition and the view of the water is soothing.
What is your favorite Yoga pose and why is it your favorite? I have 2 favorite poses – chair and warrior 1. I love how powerful my legs feel in both poses. Happy baby is another favorite as it makes my hips and lower back feel so good. I usually just want to laugh when I’m in it because I think of a tiny baby grabbing its feet and giggling.
Describe how Yoga has enhanced or changed your life. Yoga has improved my muscular strength and flexibility. Having degenerative disc disease, I used to have a lot of back pain, but yoga has taken most of that away. It has also given me confidence and peace. If I’m having a stressful day, after my practice the stress is gone and my mind is clear. I’ve learned to be more open and non-judgmental.
PHOTOS BY GREG SCOTT-THE FOREVER YOGI