May 14, 2017
My name is Bree and I am the Receptionist and Client Service Team Member at New Energy Yoga. I am currently taking a British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course in the pursuit of becoming a certified yoga teacher. Over the next few months I will post about my journey, the impact on my personal practice, and a bit about the spiritual and philosophical foundations of yoga. These weekly post will cover topics such as yoga history and the varying practices, asanas (postures), pranayama (breath work), and a few other topics that I would love to chat about (yoga leggings for example; from lululemon to sweaty betty, which is the best?). Please follow along if you want to join me on this magical yoga carpet ride!
Before we dive into the deep end, let me plead my ignorance. I am a student (lifelong student) and I am acutely aware of my lack of knowledge in the wide and expansive discipline that is the study and practice of yoga. I started my yogic journey 3 years ago when I moved to London from Chicago to pursue my Master’s degree. Having always been athletic, I was looking for a workout and an outlet to combat the stress and anxiety from my studies. Like so many others after my first yoga class, I was instantly hooked. The balance I gained from this moving meditation was addictive. From the slow progression of my physical practice to the feeling of peace and spaciousness that I gained after every savasana, yoga made me feel like I was discovering something exciting and new and that I was connecting to something beyond myself. Now, as my obsession has grown into a way of life, I am excited to share this new chapter of my yoga journey with you as I delve deeper into the philosophy of the practice with the completion of my foundation course.