Nirodhaḥ Yoga Blog
Meet Rhonda, our very first student of the month! Rhonda found 5KY at our Gallagher Way summer classes in 2023 and has been coming ever since. She's been practicing yoga since 2007.
Q & A with Rhonda
Q: What brought you to your yoga practice?
A: I was always intrigued by yoga and wanted to practice but didn’t know where or how to start. There weren’t any studios in my neighborhood and health clubs were in the early days of offering it. When the women’s employee resource group at my former job offered a class, I jumped on the opportunity! Since then, I’ve practiced Forest, restorative, Hatha, Yin, Ashtanga, vinyasa flow and more.
I got certified to teach. I met my master teacher, ironically at a health club class when I took her Ashtanga yoga class. I started exploring the mind and spirit side of yoga. I joined her workshops and yoga retreats. I was intimidated at first because I thought my asana practice wouldn’t measure up to the other yogis.
I learned very quickly I was wrong. Yoga is about collective energy. Everyone’s path is different. That’s okay.
Today, I mostly practice Hatha yoga and study the path of Jnana yoga. I’ve read a few translations of the Bhagavad Gita. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it!
Q: What benefits did you notice once you started practicing consistently?
A: I noticed my body felt stronger, my breathing improved and my mind felt calmer. My body tingled all over after class, and still does today!
Q: What would you tell the person you were before you started practicing yoga?
A: Girl, This yoga stuff is AMAZING! Why did you wait so long to start practicing!?
Just some thoughts about yoga as I go...
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