I came to the practice of Hatha Yoga eight years ago when I quit smoking.
For eighteen years I had smoked heavily, and at the age of 35 I decided that I would really like to be able to breathe. I felt tired and old and knew that if I didn’t do something soon, I would be facing a life of pain and disease. As the nicotine began leaving my body, I felt agitated, anxious, nervous, and all-around uncomfortable.
I knew I needed to move, but since I had no lung capacity, jogging and step aerobics were out of the question.
Then I remembered a yoga class I had taken years earlier in college, and thought that perhaps hatha yoga could help me transition. I went out and bought an inexpensive video and thus began the journey of a lifetime. I now teach others how to use the techniques of Yoga to release old habits and bring energy to tired bodies.