I am so excited to be the 2017 Teen Yoga Scholarship Winner, and I can’t wait to blog about my journey over the next year.
A little bit about me, I’m a senior at Mason High School and I love to dance, write and (poorly) play the guitar. I started attending yoga classes at DRISHTIQ last winter with one of my friends just to alleviate some of the stress of finals week. I ended up enjoying class so much, that I came back to the studio and took classes during summer vacation.
Now, I’m so excited for the opportunity to continue taking classes at DRISHTIQ over the next year!
One of my favorite things about yoga is that anyone can do it, no matter how old or young you are. I always tell my friends that it’s not about flexibility, it’s about a willingness to learn and accept your body’s strengths and weaknesses. As a former dancer, there are some days when my body is feeling super flexible, and I’m able to stretch my leg up to the ceiling. On the flip side, there are other days when I feel like I can’t even touch my toes. No matter what state your body is in that day, you have to be willing to let it go.
In 2017, I am looking forward to coming into class consistently. I am hoping to stop by at least twice a week (maybe even more). After all, as Elle Woods said in Legally Blonde, “exercise gives you endorphins, and endorphins make people happy”. With senior year being super stressful, I need to make sure that I take care of my body and set time aside to do the things that make me happy.
I can’t wait to start coming to class and I am excited to see what things 2017 brings!