I was raised in an environment that encouraged creativity and supported self expression, and my appetite for and studentship of yoga undoubtedly grew out of that environment. I've always been an extremely introspective and creative person, and during my teenage years meditation became the tool I used to stay grounded through the sensitivity I felt. A few years later I found asana, and the rest was history. At a young age meditation opened my mind to the possibility that my identity is not defined by nor limited to thoughts and feelings, and asana inspired me to want to be a more embodied, aligned, and whole-hearted person in the world.
I've been a dedicated student of yoga for over a decade and every day my practice reminds me that my greatest gift in this life is my attention. When I direct that attention with care and specificity, through meditation or through asana, I feel more connected to myself and to others. Today, yoga and meditation are not only my practices, they are my way of life.
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