I first fell in love with yoga because it really got me grounded in my body. I was in control of my body, my breath, and my mind. On my mat was the one place I could really move freely and expressively. I began to cultivate a sense of empowerment and confidence. I started to reconnect with my inner fire, my innate power, my inner self.
Eventually, I also began to dive into other types of fitness. I discovered strength-training, cardiovascular exercise, and HIIT (high intensity interval training) and began to combine my love of yoga with these other exercises. The blend of the graceful, fluid, opening yoga movements, with the powerful strength-training and cardio exercises allowed me to cultivate deeper power and endurance.