One of the things we love most about hitting our yoga mats is that it gives us the opportunity to really get out of our comfort zones… and since you never know exactly what’s going to happen during a yoga session, you also never know just how far you’ll be able to push yourself out of that comfort zone.
On any given day, you might be able to hit an inversion for the first time.
Maybe you’ll finally stretch out that kink in your neck that’s been bothering you for the last few months.
Maybe you’ll simply feel stronger or more flexible or more confident than you ever have before!
See? You probably wouldn’t be able to predict that any of these things would happen before you actually hit the mat and get movin’. And you can only see them through when you trust yourself, trust your body, and let go of your comfort zone.
It doesn’t hurt to have a leader that you love and trust — and when that leader is big on getting out of her own comfort zone, you can really make some magic happen. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on Boulder leader Ashly Koppels, who’s big on pushing her own limits and ready to help other bulldoggers do the same. Keep reading to learn more about what activates, invigorates, and exhilarates her (and to see some awesome pics, of course.)
What activates me: I love nature and being outside. Nothing makes me feel more grounded and in sync than going on a hike or snowboarding in the mountains.
What invigorates me: I recently started teaching Invigorate classes at bulldog, and let me tell you — invigorating is exactly what they are! I love getting in a class with great, upbeat music and an awesome leader. Every time I teach Invigorate, I get this amazing yoga buzz… like being yoga stoned with a shot of espresso! The feeling keeps me wanting more.
What exhilarates me: Stepping out of my comfort zone and into the feeling of excitement and butterflies! Once you’re out of that comfort zone, you can step up and rock the you-know-what out of the experience!
Check out our class schedule to find out when you can practice with Ashly next!
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