Being Yoga Student of the Month for July 2014
Rebecca, in addition to your yoga practice, what else do you enjoy?
I enjoy reading, gardening, taking long walks, wine tasting, cooking, cheering on the San Francisco 49ers and the Giants, and spending time with my family and three cats.
Tell us about your yoga journey.
My husband introduced me to Bikram yoga in February 2010 and I have been practicing ever since. It is something I have become very passionate about and I try to practice 4 times a week.
What are the physical things you get from yoga?
I find it helps maintain my flexibility and it has helped tremendously with back pain.
How has yoga impacted your life?
It has provided nourishment for my mind and body. Yoga has reduced my stress and increased my energy. It has helped me with focus and overall health. By practicing regularly, I find I am sick less often.
What advice do you have for the new students?
Keep up with your practice. Some days you will rock it out and some days you will not, but that is okay. There is no judgment. Stay within. Do not worry if your neighbor is doing something more advanced than you are, you will get there one day! Do not shy away if you are injured. Keep coming and modify the poses to your comfort level. Even if you can only do a portion of the poses that is more than you would be doing at home. And, most importantly, have fun!!!!