September Student of the Month
Angela is an inspiration to watch and a pleasure to have in the studio. She puts her all into the practice with humor, consistency and grace. Please read about how she overcame a serious injury and made it back to the mat.
“I have been practicing for 6 years. My favorite asana is Dancer because I think it is such a beautiful pose. Even though I struggle wirh balance, I love when this pose is part of a sequence.
Yoga has allowed me to learn so many life lessons and I have definitely had the opportunity to use these lessons in my everyday life. The biggest things I have learned are: It’s the journey, not the destination, and nothing lasts forever. Both the good times and bad are temporary.
I have two words for anyone thinking about yoga- DO IT! Don’t worry about everyone else, just honor where you are and you will be amazed at what you can do.
Recently, I sustained a serious injury to my foot. Although I was unable to practice yoga for several months, the spiritual component of my practice became so important and again, presented me with opportunities to learn additional life lessons. The ability to embrace and love who you are makes each step forward a celebration of your strength, instead of a reminder of your current situation.
When you return to your mat after an extended absence, embracing the various modifications that may be needed, is another challenge that requires patience. Let go of worrying about starting over. Don’t compare your new practice to where you were before your injury. Although this may not be a journey that you would have chosen, it did happen for a reason and as we hear all the time, we are exactly where we are supposed to be!”