January 19th, 2011

#Practice 365 Golden Yogi Winner: Carrie Griffiths

What can you accomplish in 365 days?

In early September, we asked you to imagine the possibilities that a year of free-flowing asanas could open up. We wanted to bring more yoga into your every day, practicing anytime and anywhere – on us!

Our Golden Yogi, Carrie Griffiths, won a free year of yoga at a studio of her choice. She’s letting us follow her on this spiritual journey of #Practice 365 with monthly blog updates along the way.

My name is Carrie Griffiths and I currently live in Alexandria, VA. My first yoga class was 12 years ago in a little studio overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. I was instantly hooked.

I practice in a variety of studios, gyms, and workshops, both indoor and outside (the latter being my preference). I will try any style of yoga, although I prefer a challenging Vinyasa flow. I am currently quite dedicated to three instructors, each with their own style and each who inspire me differently.

At least every other month I consider taking a teacher training course. Not necessarily because I want to instruct, but because I think it would strengthen my own practice. Although teaching might be fun too!

I practice yoga simply because it makes me feel great. I have a few lifelong physical limitations, which have only been made better through my practice. My yoga helps ease pain. It challenges me to see how far I can push myself. It relaxes me. It reminds me to breathe. I feel taller, more grounded, more open and happy after I practice! I feel that these are all things I am able to take with me out of the studio and into my everyday activities. I'm so grateful that I have something in which I can continually grow and take with me wherever I go.

So thank you, Manduka! I'm really excited about this!

#Practice 365 Golden Yogi Winner: Carrie Griffiths

3 Response(s) to #Practice 365 Golden Yogi Winner: Carrie Griffiths

On January 21st, 2011 at 12:40 pm, The Get In Shape Girl said:

Congrats! I also love a challenging vinyasa too. There are times where I feel like "OMG.. I can't take this any longer!!!," then I focus on my breath and before I know I can relax!

On January 21st, 2011 at 1:15 pm, PerezJudith23 said:

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On January 26th, 2011 at 6:43 pm, KC said:

Alexandria...Pure Prana on King =)

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