I started practicing yoga to find relief from physical pain but gained so much more. By paying attention to my body and allowing myself to give it what it needed, I unconsciously started listening to my heart. I began responding to situations with honesty instead of what I thought others wanted to hear.
I began to feel more alive.
I used to think of strength as the ability to muscle my way through uncomfortable situations, hardening myself and pushing my needs to the side in order to stay on track. Now I see that strength is something that can only be achieved by embracing the soft, the hard, and the unknown, and the present moment. In order to find balance in our lives we must listen to our bodies and honor what they tell us.
I strive to help others find what they are looking for, be it strength, flexibility, peace of mind, a spiritual awakening, or simply a respite from the daily grind.