Cheryl Souza

 

WHEN & WHY DID YOU START PRACTICING YOGA? 2000.  I had two young children, was going through a divorce, and someone I knew suggested I might like it.  I fell in love about halfway through the first class. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR YOGA PRACTICE? That it’s a practice.  By the time I found yoga, I’d given up the idea of perfection, but I still believed in aiming for it.  Yoga broke me of that.  Every day I bring a different self to the mat and no matter how well or poorly I’m doing asana, it’s exactly right. ARE YOU CURRENTLY FACING ANY STRUGGLES OR CHALLENGES WITHIN YOUR PRACTICE? Oh, sure.  I’m over 60, my balance is crap, I’ve torn one rotator cuff three times, and I suddenly have much tighter hips than I’m used to. FAVORITE POSE? It depends on your definition of “favorite.”  Frog pose is the one in which I feel most comfortable, but the one I’m trying hardest to master (I often panic in it) is Camel FAVORITE QUOTE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE? “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”  - Winston Churchill

WHEN & WHY DID YOU START PRACTICING YOGA?

2000.  I had two young children, was going through a divorce, and someone I knew suggested I might like it.  I fell in love about halfway through the first class.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR YOGA PRACTICE?

That it’s a practice.  By the time I found yoga, I’d given up the idea of perfection, but I still believed in aiming for it.  Yoga broke me of that.  Every day I bring a different self to the mat and no matter how well or poorly I’m doing asana, it’s exactly right.

ARE YOU CURRENTLY FACING ANY STRUGGLES OR CHALLENGES WITHIN YOUR PRACTICE?

Oh, sure.  I’m over 60, my balance is crap, I’ve torn one rotator cuff three times, and I suddenly have much tighter hips than I’m used to.

FAVORITE POSE?

It depends on your definition of “favorite.”  Frog pose is the one in which I feel most comfortable, but the one I’m trying hardest to master (I often panic in it) is Camel

FAVORITE QUOTE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”  - Winston Churchill

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