How long have you been practicing yoga? I’ve been practicing yoga for 8 years.
Was this your first time participating in a championship?
I entered my first regional championship in 2007. A committed practice of yoga changes you in ways that go beyond the purely physical: my flexibility and balance have obviously greatly improved, but so have my confidence, concentration and fluidity of movement.
What was a highlight of your performance at the regional championship?
– My personal highlight was to be able to demonstrate some advanced postures which I only recently started working on and show that I thrive on continuously challenging myself and pushing my practice to a new level without ever getting complacent about my past achievements.
Describe the atmosphere of demonstrating with a group of other practitioners.
It is always an honor to share my practice among others who understand the effort involved and appreciate the skills needed. The collective energy of such a likeminded group of people is incredibly powerful and can really be felt on the day.
What is your favorite asana, and why?
– My favorite asana of the moment is full wheel; it’s a very intense asana which is challenging me in new and exciting ways.
What asana are you working on now? Any tips?
– I’m currently working, in particular, on refining my two additional postures. I believe that finding the right balance between pushing myself but also knowing when to rest and let the body absorb the progress is extremely important.
Favorite quote/mantra: “Having means nothing if you don’t know how to use it”
Will you be competing next year? Yes