My Life Goes Better With Yoga

2 Oct

I was first introduced to yoga about 1972. I was studying at The University of The America’s in Cholula, Mexico where there was a young teacher who did asanas (yoga postures) out on the commons. He piqued my curiosity and I joined his weekly class.

1973 That’s me on the right celebrating my 21st birthday in Mexico.

Over the years, yoga has come in and out of my life. Before we left Austin for the wilds of Southern Mexico, I paid $99 a month and walked daily to the Yoga Yoga Studio for unlimited classes.

Downward Facing Dog variation with bone. Stela supervises.

Having scoliosis, the bones in my spine have realigned themselves and moved internal organs to places they wouldn’t ordinarily be. I am blessed to have been able to carry and birth three babies and live most of my life pain free. I believe that yoga has helped.

Stela waits for class to start.

I have lately returned to morning yoga practice. My body feels better for it. I’ve long given up having to prove anything. While structured class with a teacher would challenge and improve my flexibility, the times we live in don’t lend themselves to group practice. Online classes require watching a small screen and interferes with my peace. Since I am not a newbie I have a routine that works for me.

Stela masters child’s pose.

Yoga keeps my body flexible, relaxed and focused. It is something that makes a difference in my day to day life. I can see and feel the benefits which is motivation enough.

OMmmmmm. *dog yoga pictures taken by our lovely house sitter Lei Chen

Yoga is not for everyone but if you are so inclined I recommend it as a gift to your body and soul that will last a lifetime.

DOS TORTAS

3 Responses to “My Life Goes Better With Yoga”

  1. Emily S. October 3, 2021 at 12:16 pm #

    I also enjoy doing yoga and think it helps keep me flexible and strong as I grow older. I have taken numerous classes in Belize and Mexico but now practice on my own as well. Love your dogs’ participation — I often notice our Boston Terrier doing her own sun salutations!

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    • afish25 October 3, 2021 at 2:37 pm #

      A Boston terrier! Love them. Yes, my body lets me know when I skip my yoga. If I were smart, I’d stretch twice a day.

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  2. jamurray2014 October 4, 2021 at 6:20 am #

    Love reading your adventures North of the border, but the dogs have me laughing. Another form of daily joy. Be safe up there. Judy in Progreso ________________________________

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