Like many other stories you may have read, I, too, came to yoga through the movement and vinyasa route, fully focusing on the physical practice. I was a professional athlete, and I enjoyed taking yoga classes here and there because I was “good” at it and it felt empowering.
Read here that I could basically touch my toes and sometimes attempt contortionists shapes just because I have long limbs, and well, I was a figure skater.
It took a few years, a Crohn’s disease diagnosis, and my first yoga teacher training to begin to grasp the concept that what I thought to be yoga wasn’t even the tip of the iceberg. I was shaken, ya’ll.