2008 was one of those years…after a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sleep Apnea, it was time to take action over my health. A friend of mine had just finished yoga training and was putting together a group to meet weekly to practice yoga. All of my life, I’ve wanted to try yoga, but the thought of trying it alone was too overwhelming. This intimate setting offered a safe place to begin and it has been a life-saver.
In the beginning I had no flexibility and that darn muffin-top of mine was always in the way. Five years later, my flexibility has DRAMATICALLY improved and I look forward to our weekly class together. We share a love for each other as well as a love of yoga (despite the occasional moaning and groaning). None of us take it too seriously, complimenting our practice with a good hearty laugh or two each week. Thank God for our teacher Diane and for alternate teacher and host, Chris. And who doesn’t love wearing yoga pants!
In a few days our ‘hot flash yoga’ team (never to be confused with HOT Yoga) will head to Shoshoni, in Nederland, Colorado for a yoga retreat. The fresh air, mountain views on top of two days of yoga and meditation is just what I need!
After almost two years of posting faithfully 2x a week, I’ve decided to take a break from posting but will be back soon, so stay tuned.