July Yogi of the Month – Emily Starr
I first tried yoga in my mid-twenties. I took to it right away and attended class two to three times a week. I loved the changes in my body–I lost weight and didn’t have aches and pains anymore! It was great. I found yoga studios when I was on vacation and took any type of class and did all of the poses and held them until the bitter end, even if I was internally cursing the teacher.
Then life got in the way and I didn’t practice for about ten years.
A year ago, pushing 40 and more than a few pounds heavier, I finally got back into it. It has been an uphill battle, for sure. Now I’m one of those people coming out of the pose early or using a modification or a prop. It is humbling, for sure, but yoga is amazing because you have all of these options. I love the variety of classes at Ignite that keep me coming in multiple times a week, even sometimes at 6 am!