Yoga has been an on again, off again practice for me since I took my first class in 2002. I decided to stick to it for good when I got back to my mat in 2012. I’d just gone through surgery and therapy, and sweating it out with flow classes helped me regain momentum. From the malaise I experienced post-surgery, I was able to spring back and get into the go-go-go mindset once more… until I discovered that constantly being on-the-go isn’t exactly all it’s cracked up to be.
While it felt like I was credible enough to be a “legitimate” yogi because I was building strength and building up to fancier poses, there was a lot of pressure building up in my body, mind, emotion and spirit, too—something I was completely unaware of until I came to practice Yin.