Get to Know: Michelle Kennedy

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What made you start practicing Yoga? 

My mother actually introduced me to yoga.  I was 18 years old.  Our teacher was a Hindu yogi from India, a true Guru️

What's a book that you read that's been inspiring or transformation?

I have to say the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Literally meaning the threads of yoga. It literally gets right to the heart of what yoga is.   Yoga Sutra # 2, The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is yoga. 

What would you tell a person who wants to try yoga but isn't sure?

Anyone can do yoga. If you are breathing you are doing yoga.  Breath is the essence of finding tranquillity in the mind. 

What's your favorite pose and why?

I love Pigeon pose, it’s a hip opener.  Many times emotions are stored in the hips .  Releasing what doesn’t serve us is key to living a peaceful life .

What does the word YOGA mean to you? 

The word yoga literally comes from the word to link or yoke, linking mind breath and body In a nutshell yoga means LIFE to me.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not on the mat?

When not on the mat, I’m still “practicing “ yoga lol, being present in each moment. I Especially love walking outdoors, taking in the sights, sounds, and scents of nature.  I enjoy photographing the gifts of Mother Earth and sharing my photos with others.  I love to cook and feed people!!