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April 30th, 2012

Yogi Of The Week: Kim

This is Kim.

She's "fairly new" to yoga. It was a way to spend more time with her friend, who'd just completed a teacher training, and the key to easing the pain of fibromyalgia. For Kim, the mindfulness and movement of yoga are so helpful in alleviating the joint stiffness that she experiences – she is taking back control.

And in an unexpected moment during Warrior II, Kim found her strength. She suddenly realized how strong she had become - in the pose and in her body. Through yoga and the guidance of one of her favorite teachers she had found her inner warrior, a healing force ready to overcome joint pain and emotional pain.

Yoga has helped Kim realize that the sky is the limit – that is to say, there is no limit. She has a new sense of self and feeling of peace within.

Meeting Kim was a lightbulb moment: we need to meet you too. This is your community, and this is the YOU year. Manduka is on a mission to get to know everyone who makes this yoga community so vibrant, and so real. Because we all have something to learn from you — about how we see ourselves, or approach our practice, or make yoga mats.

Tell us a little about yourself on the You Series page: Manduka.com/You

Every week, we'll share the story of another real yogi. Maybe soon you'll see yourself here, or see something in yourself here.

Practice On.

--Manduka

Yogi of the Week: Kim

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