June Yogi of the month : Bronwyn
It’s our honour to introduce our latest yogi of the month, Bronwyn…she started yoga many years ago but stopped for a while after moving town. She came to the studio, fell in love with the welcoming atmosphere of Live and Breathe Yoga and has now been a regular ever since! Always up for a laugh and a chat, it’s a pleasure to have her at the studio! Read her story here…
When and where did you first start practicing yoga?
I started practicing yoga about fifteen years ago in Atherton. I did it for about twelve months but stopped when I moved to Kuranda and I didn’t really take up the practice again until I found Live and Breathe about three years ago.
Why were you interested in the first place?
I was first interested in yoga as a way to stay supple and flexible but I very quickly found that it was about more than that and I really enjoyed the calming effect it had on my mind too.
What is it that got you hooked?
I got hooked on how good I feel after I’ve practised, not just in my body but in my mind attitude as well. I always feel like I walk away from a yoga session with a more peaceful outlook on the day.
What do you love about Live and Breathe yoga?
I love how welcome I feel at Live and Breathe Yoga. My efforts can be sporadic and no matter how long it’s been since I last came I’m always greeted with a smile and a friendly hello, it’s what keeps me coming back to Live and Breathe Yoga. I also love that no matter what level I’m at I always leave a class having learnt something new about how to improve one of the postures.
What benefits/changes have you felt since practising yoga?
I am more peaceful and I am certainly more flexible, so much so that I notice it in my body within a few weeks of not doing any yoga.
How often do you practice in a week?
I’m a bit embarrassed to answer this but generally only one class and once or twice a week at home. I’m working on getting on my mat at home every day and coming to another class through the week but am not there just yet.
What’s your favourite thing about Ashtanga yoga?
My favourite thing about Ashtanga yoga is that it has postures to stretch every part of my body and that I can extend on the postures depending on my level of ability. I also love the savasana at the end.
What would you say to someone who is thinking of trying yoga.
Just do it, you’ll love what it does for your whole being not just for your body.