My path to yoga

Coming from martial arts, initially I thought yoga was boring. Exercise needs to be sweaty, right? I realised quickly though that there is more to yoga than sweat, that it is a holistic practice for body, mind and soul. This is why my flows engage all these aspects, playfully, grounding and strong. I enjoy challenging asanas and have confidence that the mat and my sense of humour will be there for me should I fall. Better to try and fail than never to try.

 

Yoga invites us to be present, to consider what is happening in this moment instead of lunging from one thing to the next. This also applies off the mat: when I step back into my tightly structured daily life as a working mother, I try to be present in the now, to recall the flexibility of my body and to apply it to the mind. Sometimes more successfully than at other times.