I found this old snapshot today.
I believe it was in 2001.
I had just started to really be excited about yoga, though I had been practicing on and off for a couple of years. I used yoga for a great cross training for running.
A lot has changed over the years.
My hair for one thing has had about 100 different styles since then.
I no longer run, or race very often. Not enough time and when I am limited on time I choose yoga every time.
My family on the same day. We all dressed up in what we loved to do.
My family has changed and grown over the years too. My little guy now has braces, and is as tall as me. One daughter is married, and the other two are starting to venture out on their own.
Through it all yoga has helped me be grounded, peaceful, and strong.
My yoga practice has changed over the years also.
Today, I am feeling like a beginner again as I am exploring different styles of yoga. I love the feeling of discovering some new connection, or finding I can move deeper into a pose that I have been doing for years.
I am just as excited about practicing yoga today as I was when I first started. I am seeing new depth in my practice. I love that I am becoming more graceful, stronger, and blissfully happy.
Life is about change, and that is okay.
Yoga helps me realize change always teaches us something. Yoga helps me remain calm about change.
As I look over the past ten years I am so grateful for the changes that yoga has helped me make in my life.
I am really excited to see what the next few years bring.
Most important I love what I am experiencing right here, right now.