Guest Blogger Daniela Vasquez
I’m sure you hear it all the time; “Yoga is great, I know; such and such told me about it but I can’t touch my feet”; “my hamstrings are too tight”; “Do I have to turn into a pretzel?” But I digress…
I started practicing yoga in 2004 trying to find a way to stay healthy and deep down, lose some weight, and what started as a once or twice a week practice quickly became an every day event, and I no longer felt I needed an excuse to skip yoga, instead, I needed excuses to get even more yoga!
Fast forward to 2012!
I am now a registered Yoga teacher and every week I get to share the endless benefits the practice has given me. No, I can’t twist into a pretzel (yet!), but you know what? I can touch my toes, and I can also RUN! For 26.2 miles at a time!
It all began when my yoga teacher and mentor Dawnelle suggested I run a popular 10K event here in Colorado; The Bolder Boulder. I laughed! And Laughed! And told her I didn’t run, not even a block… but she insisted, and trained me for it (so grateful to this day!). Come race day, there we were, at the starting line, and I was honestly still thinking I wasn’t sure how I was going to do the whole thing without stopping, but I did run, and I never stopped! And crossing that finish line gave me a feeling and an adrenaline rush that was both incredible and surreal. I knew then I was hooked, and running was something I would continue to do until I couldn’t do it anymore.
So now, I have […]