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.