Yogi of the Month
What Yoga Means to Me
by Liam Arbetman
Yoga has become an important part of my routine recently. I had never tried yoga but I was looking for some physical activity to help me through a few significant life changes. As a complete neophyte I was nervous to try it out at first but the The Happie House has proven to be an incredibly supportive and welcoming community. Through yoga, I’ve found something I didn’t know I was looking for. Yoga provides much more than a physical workout because it’s about the practice and not the results. But the results have also been amazing! I find myself with more strength, flexibility and stamina since embracing yoga. No matter how rough the week has been I can find a relaxation that grounds me, centers me and erases all of my tightness. Namaste.
What Yoga Means to Me
by Amy Bosk
Yoga has grown into an incredibly important part of my adult life. When I began practicing about 10 years ago, yoga helped me feel more flexible, less anxious, and more grounded. After my oldest child was born nearly 5 years ago my body changed, and my emotions were heightened and confusing. Around this time, I also decided to embark on starting my own therapy practice after working as a social worker for agencies for many years. Having time to myself became rare and I took some time off from doing yoga regularly. I soon realized that practicing yoga was the very thing I needed to feel less overwhelmed and better in my body. I began practicing again, and felt so much more myself. It was then that I realized the significance of yoga in my life.
Despite intentions to practice more, for years I was only able to do yoga about once a week. On a spring day earlier this year, I walked by a sign advertising the Happie House, a new yoga studio in my neighborhood, which happened to be a few blocks both from my home and my office. With cautious optimism I decided to check out the schedule and went to a class. The Happie House feels like it has become a second home to me. The teachers are knowledgeable, supportive and kind. With such a wonderful studio in my community, going to yoga has become a regular and consistent part of my schedule, and the results are clear. I am stronger physically and mentally, more mindful in my day to day, and more tuned in to my children, my relationships and my work. I am incredibly grateful that the Happie House has become a part of my life. Namaste Yogis!