Meet Mandi. She is a coffee drinking, snail mail sending, marathon runner. She loves long runs on early Saturday mornings and feels most alive when she is out on a trail taking deep breaths of fresh air.
In one sentence, what is yoga to you?
Yoga is self-love.
How did you start practicing yoga?
I started practicing yoga as a way to stretch it out after long runs. I have begun incorporating more and more yoga into my training schedule and have found the benefits to be more than just a good stretch.
What does your practice look like now on the mat and off the mat?
I try to work as much yoga as possible into my weekly routine. I still run a lot but adding yoga helps me remember to slow down. Even 10 minutes of yoga in the morning helps clear my head for the day. Yoga has become a part of loving my body and my time to take a deep breath. I love yoga challenges on Instagram and connecting with other yogi’s.
Favorite pose & why?
Warrior, because it makes me feel strong.
How has yoga made your life better?
Yoga is a practice and it reminds me every day that life isn’t perfect. That I’m not perfect. My time spent on the mat helps me to be patient with myself in other areas of my life too.