Like most women under the age of 40, I’ve found myself in downward-facing dog a few times. And, yes, I did have to look that up to make sure I had the terminology right. I was a pretty big fan of bikram yoga when I lived in Pittsburgh. That is until I fell down the steps after class one day and thought I broke my tailbone. Isn’t this stuff supposed to bring balance to your life?
Despite my juxtaposition of fluid vinyasa flow to flailing limbs in the time span of one session, Alyson may have just convinced me that I need to roll my mat back out and give yoga a second chance.
I was incredibly honored to watch Alyson showcase everything she’s learned over the last few months in her journey to becoming a yoga instructor. I think I must have said a dozen times, “You are impressing the heck out of me. You look so great!”
It was the best of both worlds – a morning warm-up at BFree Yoga Austin and a sunset session around some very “Austin” spots. Alyson and I are both transplants to the city and reminisced about how much our lives had changed since we first made Texas our home.
She also gave me some great brunch recommendations in Hyde Park. It’s true I love photography but food will always hold a contending spot in my heart.
Be sure to check out Alyson’s Web site – this woman is a health power house. She’s done fitness competitions, works as a health coach and has one impressive social media resume to boot. It’s enough to leave a girl out of breath. And here I thought climbing on chairs and laying ditches was physically exhausting.
Congratulations on your many accomplishments, Alyson! Namaste.