Karen Haggen

 

HI, MY NAME IS KAREN, AND THIS IS HOW I KICK ASANA!

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE: I was training for the 2015 Bellingham Bay Marathon, to honor my 5th cancerversary. My right hip was cranky.  My training partner practiced yoga a few times a week and suggested I try it.  My gym offered gentle yoga class that Julie Finley was subbing. With yoga, my hip calmed down and I completed two marathons the Fall of 2015. Julie told me about Elements and a 40 Days to Personal Revolution class that was starting January 2016.  I signed up, fully committed and met some amazing people.

ARE YOU CURRENTLY FACING ANY CHALLENGES WITHIN YOUR PRACTICE: I wish I could do and learn more. So I suppose my struggle is that I need to find peace with where I am.

FAVORITE POSE: Camel. Half moon.   

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR YOGA PRACTICE: I love that it helps me pursue a healthier body, mind and spirit.  It has become so much more than a fitness class for me.  (The yoga books I own and the yoga podcasts I subscribe to!) 

 

FAVORITE QUOTE: So many favorite quotes! Here are a few I have saved recently.

"Just because you are right does not mean I am wrong. You just haven't seen life from my side." (As two people stand looking at a number 6/9 on the sidewalk.)

"Happiness starts with you. Not your relationships, not your job, not with money, but with you."

"The fears we don't face become our limits"