An interview with Mallory Bales.
TERESA’S YOGA JOURNEY…
Started off very ironic. Teresa did a lot of kickboxing and Tai Bo. She loved the fast paced work out classes. During these classes they would sometimes do some yoga poses- and she hated them! She had an injury with her arm shortly after and was seeing a physical therapist. Her therapist told her yoga would help, she thought why not give it a shot again. Teresa started off with Vinyasa and realized this was more fitting since it was faster paced. In the beginning she liked classes that didn’t hold poses, so that she wouldn't get stuck in the constant mind chatter.
It is so much more than a physical workout. It’s all about the mind. Teresa has learned how to apply everything she applies on the mat into her everyday life.
ONE OF THE MANY THINGS YOGA HAS TAUGHT TERESA…
Patience. For example cabs honking in a big city. She used to live in Mexico City and would get annoyed with traffic. “Now I am able to say okay, relax. You don't need to react.”
ONE OF THE MANY THINGS TERESA LOVES ABOUT YOGA…
Is that she has time to think about how she is acting. “You really appreciate life because you truly learn how to be in the moment. You learn how to enjoy how to be with yourself. “
WHAT ‘PRACTICE FOR AWAKENING’ MEANS…
To Teresa “The more you practice, the more you feel. The more you practice the more you are able to do things in silence.”
“Before I had to always have music playing. Now I am able to wash the dishes in silence and enjoy the sounds around me.” Teresa feels more awake and understands the rest of humanity/life. She knows that we are all connected.
“I know that I am part of them, and they are part of me. We are all the same. If I love myself, I’ll love all.”
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