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Most Common Questions I am asked
I started practicing yoga in October 2014, I used to practice yoga as a child with my grandmother, but never took it any further until October 2014.
Why did you start yoga?
I had recently completed my Les-mills body balance training and severely hurt my hamstrings due to repetitive movement. After seeking advice from my physio, I was advised to get cortisone injections which I really did not want to do. I started to follow Kinoyoga on Instagram and fell in love with her style (ashtanga yoga). After researching Yoga, a little further I realised that this could be a way of self-healing due to the ancient art of this practice. I began my study and training immediately to self heal and I can happily say that not only did I repair my hamstrings, but also eradicated my RSI in the wrists. I fell in love with this practice so much, that I decided to undergo my yoga teacher training in order to spread the love of this art. This is something I am very passionate about and believe that everyone should be practicing
Have you always been flexible?
As a child and young adult yes I have always been flexible, I used to train in gymnastics through high school and danced up until around 22 years. Believe me, when I started Yoga in Oct 2014 at 41 years of age I was certainly very stiff especially through the hamstrings due to my injury. Over a period of a year, I gained all flexibility back plus more. It is amazing how much flexibility I have gained through constant training, which leads me to the next question.
How often do you practice yoga?
I practice daily for at least an hour a day, I have a yoga Master that I see once a week to continue learning and am still currently studying yoga to further my education.
What has been the biggest impact of Yoga on your life?
Other than healing my injuries and ailments, I have been able to learn to balance my entire being. I used to be a very fuzzy person, my head would never stop and I was full of confusion and was a very jittery person. I have learnt to calm my mind by enabling balance in my life. Learning mediation through the yoga practice has given me a lot of peace, together with the breath and asana (poses) I have found balance. This is so important in life. I have learnt not to hold onto the past and to live in the now. Yoga teaches us inner peace, we learn who we really are and what we really want in life. Throughout the journey which is always very unique to each individual comes so much understanding of our true being "our true self".
Do you think you are ever too old to do yoga?
Never! I am 43 this year and feel younger than ever. I used to always think about age and how time was passing me by, now I love the fact that I am getting older and looking after myself.... I live day to day and love life to the fullest, I now "dare to dream and live the life I love". MY MOTTO
Can anyone practice yoga?
I believe yes! We can even practice yoga in a chair... Yoga is so much more than just an asana, it is about breath, meditation and inner awareness.
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