Nikki: How long have you practiced yoga and what other forms of exercise do you like to do?
John: I began practicing yoga last October at YogaSpark in Westchester, and I haven’t looked back since! YogaSpark has been my only yoga practice to date. When I don’t have time to make it to class I’ll fit in some interval training at home or when the weather’s nice you can find me out cycling or playing ultimate frisbee.
Nikki: What brought you to YogaSpark?
John: A few things brought me to Yoga Spark. First, I was looking for a physical challenge that was relatively low-impact because my day-to-day physical demands for work made it hard to imagine running or lifting as a viable form of everyday exercise. Second, I was looking to improve on one of my weaknesses over the years, which has been my flexibility. Third, the hot studio felt especially great during the bitter cold winter months. Lastly, the Westchester studio happens to be minutes from my house!
Nikki: How does practicing yoga tie into the rest of your life?
John: Practicing yoga ties into my life by allowing me to better strike a balance between service to others and service to myself. My work is fast paced, and I am constantly providing customer service, assisting coworkers, and meeting deadlines. What my practice allows me to do is take an hour each day and physically and mentally take care of myself that way I feel good and I can keep up the good work!
Nikki: Can you give a word or phrase that describes yoga to you?
John: A catalyst to pursue the other parts my of life.