Always greeting us with a smile, we can't help but feel the energy when Angela enters the studio! Her down-to-earth nature and willingness to try anything keeps us inspired, and her humor keeps us chuckling. We are so lucky to have her as part of our wonderful yoga community, and LOVE her point of view on yoga!
We recently sat down with Angela to chat about her yoga journey, and the role yoga plays in her life. Here is what she had to say:
How would you describe yourself as a yogi?:
Round. A yogi brings to mind the Hollywood version; but that is not real life. Much like runners, yogis come in every shape and ability. It is a lesson I continually learn.
How did you find yoga? What was the inspiration?:
A fellow runner posted a link for a run/yoga series and as someone who is constantly seeking a better way of improving myself and my running ability, I signed up. I only made 2 classes but something about yoga attracted me and I kept coming.
Describe an interesting fact about yourself:
I belong to an international virtual running group called the Hogwarts Running Club. We have six virtual runs a year, all to benefit a different charity. Our group has donated over a million dollars since 2014.
If you were a yoga pose, which one would you be?:
Balasana (Child's Pose). I'm an introvert so I like the isolation and focus on self.
What is your FAVORITE yoga pose? Why?:
Inverted butterfly on the wall. It calms me and actually helped with the pain from a kidney stone last year.
How does your practice fit into your everyday life?:
I've learned the different poses and tolls to help with stretching out the muscles after a run. I have a bad hamstring and yoga has really helped in the healing.
What's your favorite aspect of Yoga Vie?:
Getting away from the world. Some days it feels like the world is crushing into me and Yoga Vie allows me to get away and just focus on my breath.
What advice would you offer to a yoga novice?:
Take it one day at a time. Yes, you may not be able to do a lot of the poses but as the weeks go by it becomes easier and you find YOUR pose, not the book. It is about YOUR body and how YOUR body works; a book can show you a "perfect" pose but that is their "perfect"; yours will look different- and that is WONDERFUL! Celebrate YOUR body!