Susie tells us how her yoga journey began.
Twenty-seven years ago after the birth of my daughter I started yoga because I wanted to get fit again. How naive of me to start yoga with this intention?
I did yoga to a Richard Freeman Ashtanga VHS and I could not ‘look lovingly at my big toe’ as I was in agony. As a result of this, the tape was promptly resigned to the attic.
Moving on a few years, I went along to an Ashtanga yoga class at my gym. Having remembered some of the Richard Freeman tape, the yoga bug bit me. I was determined to improve by practicing more and more.
My practice progressed and I found myself in trikoasana with tears streaming down my face. This caught me completely off-guard as I have an intellectual and practical mind set.
Following this pinnacle moment in class, I devoured books from yoga psychology to effects on breathing to discover what caused my emotions to release from the body?