Amanda Mountain

Updated: Jun 10

Baddha Padmasana

(बद्ध पद्मासन, Baddha Padmāsana) = bound lotus

WHEN AND WHY DID YOU START PRACTICING YOGA?

 

I first started practicing Ashtanga almost 16 years ago I wanted a strong yoga which would give me a good work out in both mind and body. Within this time I've tried many different types of yoga too Bikram, dynamic, hatha etc... I have loved all types however always came back to my first love Ashtanga.

 

HAS YOGA CHANGED YOU – IF SO IN WHICH WAY?

 

Yoga has helped me make better decisions in and out of the class environment. practicing yoga involves intention asanas, the breath is all done in a specific way helping me to be mindful and to be aware not to push myself into something too soon. It's made me more patient and a lot happier.

 

SOMETIMES IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO TURN UP TO SESSIONS. WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO KEEP PRACTICING?

 

The little improved differences you see in each class and the calmness it brings me at the end of the practice. I know that if I've had a busy day that Yoga will always bring me back to a chilled balanced state.

 

HOW DOES PRACTICE HELP YOU IN YOUR CHOSEN SPORT AND/OR WORK?

 

Yoga helps me focus on the present and makes me more patience it reminds me not to rush to get things done.

 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PRACTICE IN 3 WORDS?

Magic, peaceful & Present