During yoga, we pursue a healthy balance between stability (strengthening) and mobility (stretching). By awakening the psoas and practicing our hip hinge we strengthen this muscular structure that powers us and holds us together.
Practicing yoga has given me more peace and gratitude toward my body. I am still a warrior… my body needs warriors just like the world needs warriors. But the world needs peacemakers, too . . .and that’s something I’m learning to be a little at a time.
As a teacher, I strive to give my students the space to make each practice their own. I’m guiding an experience that is just as much about relaxation and breathing as it is about moving. My goal is to guide a practice that allows you to be just where you are, enjoy the physical sensation of moving, and gain awareness of the entire body in the process.
The benefits of a yoga practice for kids are vast, especially for CF kids. Yoga is one of the most highly recommended forms of exercise for people with CF of all ages, due to its focus on the breath and the body awareness it develops.