For 19 years and during all of my childhood, I danced. I took ballet classes, jazz classes and hip hop classes. I kept myself healthy and in shape by doing this 4-5 times a week until I got into college. It was hard to balance exercise with my full-time college course load and part time job. I put exercising on the back burner until this year when I decided it was time I get back into something that would keep me healthy and happy. (It was also recommended by my doctor who saw how stressed out I was.) I was never a gym person so I knew a gym membership was NOT the route for me. Nor was running with my bad dancer’s knees. I got in touch with a friend from high school who moved to Jacksonville for work and we decided to get our butts into yoga.
I love the way yoga challenges my stretching. Each class I challenge myself to complete successful yoga flow through my breathing. (I have to admit, my breathing needs some work but you have to start somewhere!) After 1-2 classes per week for the last month I can say I am pretty hooked! Yoga has helped me calm myself down if I am feeling stressed just simply by breathing and it’s a heck of a workout! With yoga, I am able to focus on my physical health as well as my mental health.
What is your favorite form of exercise?
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