I walk very fast, and don’t sit still for long.
One year on April Fool’s day, a colleague collected packaging material to build a speed bump in the hall immediately outside my P&G office. Clear communication I might consider slowing down!
For a decade, my life has been constant movement between offices across continents. Always onward. Work came first. Exercise consisted of running through airports. Seriously. One day I realized I actually cut through crowds in the airport faster with a joyful smile on my face, shoulders back, and a calm certainty I would make the flight.
That was the day I did my first yoga pose; I just didn’t realize it yet. Unknowingly, I discovered a transcendent ability to achieve my desired outcome by simultaneously harnessing ease, joy and will. It was magic.
Hundreds of thousands of air miles later, I tried yoga, and wondered how this stuff could possibly transform life and limb? My biggest challenge was to remember to breathe; I was constantly holding my breath.
I stuck with it and yoga taught me to breathe on my mat. Slowly, I’m learning to breathe in life. And after a particularly deep breath, I dove into yoga teacher training.
Ready for a new twist.