I am so excited to introduce this month's YogaSole Student of the Month: Mali List! During every yoga class we set intentions for ourselves and it was beautiful to see that Mali's intention while pregnant and after pregnancy was to keep at her practice. I asked Mali a few questions. Why did you start your yoga practice? When? Where? What or who inspired you? Mali was happy to share her own story with everyone looking to deepen their practice and anyone looking for inspiration while moving forward. This is her story:
I started Yoga when I was pregnant (my daughter is now 8.5 years) because a close friend, Lisa, told me to, since it helped her during her pregnancy (she had health issues). I continued going after my daughter was born for mommy and me yoga until she was crawling and wouldn't sit still. I was going in Park Slope and the schedule did not work for me to go on my own, so I stopped. When Yoga Sole opened, I was excited. It was right around the corner from where were living and the schedule fit with mine. Even though we have moved the schedule still works for me to attend after school drop off. I love yoga because it helps keep me in shape with my orthopedic injuries (too many to count) and my chronic asthma.When you have a child, life can be hectic and tempers can flare. Yoga helps me keep perspective in these times and hopefully remain calm by practicing the breathing exercises that Evalena has taught us. I have not been going much this summer as I launched a new business. I look forward to returning in the fall and getting back to my quiet self.