Many people discover yoga because they are looking to alleviate pain or discomfort. My introduction to yoga was not atypical — a search for relief from terrible back pain. Let’s face it: The human body was not designed to sit in a chair or car seat for 10 hours per day. After 12 years as the West Coast representative of McCall’s magazine, I was stressed out, and most of tension in my life somehow made its way to my lower back.
During my very first yoga class, the throbbing pain that was in my back for over a year subsided for several hours, and I had an overall sense of calmness and well-being. I was hooked!
So equipped with press credentials from McCall’s, I went on sabbatical, embarking on a global sojourn to learn from the masters. In India, I met with BKS Iyengar, Yogi Bhajan, Satya Sai Baba, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (now known as Osho), Swami Vishnu Devananda, and TKV Desikachar, the son of the father of modern yoga: Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Continue reading >> HuffPost