My first experience of yoga was when a friend invited me to a weekend of yoga in the late 1990s, which I still attend over twenty years later. After that initial weekend, I was hooked, and began attending Iyengar yoga classes.
A change of career was necessary after having children and in June 2017, I completed the one year foundation course with Yoga Scotland and continued studying with them on their 500hr Teacher Training course. Most recently I have furthered my training by completing the Menopause Yoga Teacher Training.
At 44 I’m currently in the peimenopause stage of my life and have used yoga to support the various symptoms affecting me over the last three years. Yoga (including breath work, yoga postures and relaxation) is supporting me to reduce stress, low mood, headaches, joint pain, digestion and mood swings. Yoga generally helps me to cope with the everyday wear and tear of life.
And why The Yoga Crow? Bakasana (crow pose) is a humbling asana to practice; physical strength, self-belief and stillness of the mind is required. However not all come together seamlessly when needed, I often found collapsed on my mat in a heap, a reminder to myself I am always learning as I practice. And….I like to nurture my inner child; my nickname at primary school was Crowline 🙂