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To say I am new to Yoga is not an understatement. As of today I have attended 12 classes at Shine. I am green, wobbly, stiff and at times a bit intimidated on the mat. I laugh at myself as I try new poses and feel an immense sense of accomplishment when I find my balance and comfort in a new pose. I recently got my left heel to rest on the mat during down dog and that was a great day. How I Came to Shine and Yoga
Not too long ago I resigned from my traditional office job. Stress was causing way too many migraines and other health issues. When I was at the office I wanted to take yoga classes, partly to help with stress and also for exercise. I went to maybe two classes. It was to the point that I was too stressed to add something healthy and positive to my life- how scary is that?
I'm thrilled to beginning this new venture with Jennifer, my new co-author and the spark of motivation that I am incredibly grateful to have walked into my life at this time! Jenny and I will begin this blog by offering you a broad spectrum of perspective around the practice of Yoga. She as a new beginner and myself one who finally felt at home when I began a traditional practice 15 years ago. The practice of Yoga has so very much to offer and I'm happy to have this little place to share a little inspiration and insight.
Although I began Yoga classes as part of my Fitness Training evolution, and stuck with it because it healed my injured back, the greatest gift of Yoga is the harmonizing effect it has had on my entire life. I always knew that I could never pay back the riches I received from yoga, and that the only thing for me to do, was to pay it forward. I feel h...