1) When and how did you first start practising?
2) How you feel or what did you think after that first time?
Despite being slightly out of my comfort zone, I enjoyed the challenge and I was hooked from the very beginning. The combination of breath and movement was so powerful and I remember experiencing a sense of peace and clarity I’d never felt before. I think it also encouraged me to ask some deeper questions about the purpose of my own life and existence itself. Not long after, I started to explore some modern spiritual classics, the yoga sutras and other philosophical texts.
3) What inspired you to teach? And why do you continue to teach?
4) How has your practice affected your life and perspective on it?
When I first started practising I had a lot of anger. I’d say the practice has most certainly calmed me down. I think, like any spiritual/mindfulness practice, it gives you that extra split second of awareness before you’ve completely lost control. Krishna Das says, ‘It gives you a vote’. As you feel that emotion arising you have more time to choose your action, whereas before you wouldn’t have had a choice. You were a victim of your own unconsciousness and that can be very destructive. I think having a daily practice gives you a sense of purpose and meaning and as a human being that’s really important. It also increases your mental resilience, so you’re in better shape to deal with the unpredictability of this fast-paced and intimidating world around you.
5) Share something fun about yourself.
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