You have just started practicing yoga. How did you get started?
I began my yoga journey a few months after graduating from Sunset High School in 2014. Amy Jo “AJ” Crowell, my freshman year high school teacher, my mentor is the reason I started practicing yoga. AJ took me to Cosmic Café where I got introduced to Kundalini yoga. After the class, I felt so different; I started embracing my spiritual side who is outgoing, friendly, lovable, caring, happy, and understanding. A side that I would have never exposed and accepted if I had not started practicing yoga.
What is your favorite style of yoga? Explain.
My favorite style of yoga, to this day, is Kundalini yoga. The moment I stepped foot in the room at my first yoga class, the energy in the air felt smooth and warm. I instantly felt relaxed and sleepy. My body started sweating as we began the breathing exercises I started seeing this colorful flower. I tried so hard to focus to see the flower with details, it disappeared. Then, I began to walk around and realized that I was in a dream where I had control, it felt so real that I freaked out and opened my eyes because I have never encountered an experience that amazing. I practice Kundalini yoga to master the techniques and travel my subconscious world.
I understand you like sound meditation with gongs. Why?
The reason I love sound meditation with gongs is as you lay and focus on your third eye, you begin to feel the waves similar to a light drizzling day, and a day at the beach as you let the water hit you as it reaches the shore. As the waves connect with your skin, it starts a spark that connects me to my second world.
Do you desire to expand your practice?
Yes, I will expand my practice. I got introduced to a whole new world that helps me see life clearly in a way that my Guru, Mata Amritanandamayi the reincarnation of love, also known as Amma would want her children to see and care for the world.
Have you thought about someday becoming a yoga teacher?
I have thought about becoming a yoga instructor, and I will because I wantto give back to my community; the perfect way to do it is by becoming an instructor to contribute in a spiritual way that will help other beginning students understand who they are and embrace everything in their path to help others in the community succeed.
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