my first teacher!!!!!
my first yoga teacher!
she has been doing this practice for as long as I can remember...I have a vivid memory of her on a blanket in her bedroom in a shoulder stand, following Richard Hittleman's 'Yoga: 28 Day Exercise Plan', in yes, book format.
no mats, no yoga pants, no teacher...just her raw determination to be healthy.
I thought she was so cool and beautiful.
and then when my parents moved from my hometown of Lakewood where they lived for 54 years, I found this album in the basement of their home...no words needed!
mom is now 84, with scoliosis, arthritis in her back, and dementia. she walks with a friend daily, continues yoga with me, and sleeps and eats better than anyone I know! she is a minority when it comes to living a natural life, verses a clinical life...yep, no medications!
is it her genes? maybe.
is it her years of nursing? maybe.
her active life style? maybe.
is it the yoga? I hope so!