YOGI OF THE MONTH
July 2014 - Maureen Lynch
What first brought you to yoga and how long have you been practicing?
I came to InsideOut Yoga two and a half years ago after a life-threatening illness and with the realization that I had to start on a path to better health and gain as much knowledge as I could about alternative practices for wellness. Along the way, I've learned that happiness and contentment are the best prescriptions for wellness.
What is/are your intention(s) for your yoga practice?
My intention is always for my family. Nothing ever seems more important.
What is your favorite pose and why?
I love it when we “Flip the Dog.” I always think I'll fall but don’t and I love that feeling when it sticks.
No one ever asks about your least favorite pose. My answer amuses me, because it’s any variation on the warrior pose. It strikes me as so simple and undemanding yet I can’t keep my balance and I can’t wait for it to be over.
What is your favorite class at InsideOut Yoga?
I think my favorite is Steady Flow . It’s ever so slightly above my capabilities but the feeling of accomplishment is terrific.
How has the practice of yoga influenced your life?
I’m happier. It’s really that simple.
What advice would you have for a beginning yoga student?
Just do it! What I love about yoga is that it’s always there waiting for you and when you practice you get exactly what you need that day. It’s a tiny miracle.
What is your occupation?
I’m an accountant and business manager which involves a lot of sitting at a computer, but what I like best is being needed and having coworkers to share the day with.
What activities do you enjoy?
I love to cook different cuisines. Vietnamese and Thai are my current favorites. I love to read fiction but I'm a total junkie for motivational books, diets and spiritual guidance. And last but not least, my garden.
What is your favorite thing about living in the Northern Neck?
We moved here 15 years and I've loved it every single day. I’m convinced it’s because of the brightness of the light. I love the way the river turns to molten copper when the sun hits it just right. I love how the sound travels on the water…. I once heard a couple in a boat on the other side of the creek talking about what they were going to have for dinner that night as if they were sitting next to me. It sounded so delicious that I went to the store and bought the ingredients.