I’m Racheal, I live in SoCal, I’m 23 years old and I’m on a journey learning to love me and I hope to inspire others to do the same! I joined the USAF in February of 2013 and I serve my country proudly. I believe God and His Word, I just hope that in all I do His will for my life be complete!
What does yoga mean to you?
To me Yoga means being free to do whatever I want. Upside down, right side up, in a bath-suit, in jeans, being still in silence or moving to the beat. Yoga for me is living.
When did you start yoga and why?
I started Yoga in 2012 basically because I was bored!
How has yoga changed you (physically, mentally and spiritually)?
I’ve become a lot more patient! Like extremely more patient lol Yoga and my walk with God and the two best things that have ever happened to me. While my relationship with God keeps my mind and heart strong, Yoga does the exact same for my body. Perfect combo!
What is your favorite type of yoga and yoga pose?
I love Ashtanga & Vinyasa! And my favorite pose hands down is adho mukha vrikshasana (Handstand) !
What do you say to people who think they can’t do yoga because they’re a christian?
I’d say “Yoga isn’t a religion, BUT you can add your religion to your Yoga. It’s what YOU make it!”
What do you say to people who say they can’t do yoga because of their body type?
That body type has ZERO to do with the practice and Journey. Yoga doesn’t “look like” anything. It’s Yoga. Period.
Do you do any other exercise outside of yoga?
Yes! In addition to my practice I do quite a bit of Calisthenics.
How often do you do yoga? What keeps your coming back to yoga?
Umm I’d say about 4-5 days a week usually. But sometimes my body wants to rest. So I listen to it. I think the longest break I’ve taken to date has been about 2 weeks or so.
Do you teach classes? if so, when and where?
Not yet! 😉*wink wink*
What has yoga taught you?
It’s taught me that there are no ends, but endless beginnings.
What are other women’s response to you doing yoga and your yoga journey?
Most become very intrigued lol But overall I get asked, “How do I start!” Or “I want to learn!” Which I think is super awesome!
Where do you see yourself in five years?
5 years … living on an island with my husband eating a load of pineapples. haha but seriously. I just want to travel, teach, and show the world that true success comes from God. And that with Him any and all things are, in fact, possible.
To date, what has been your greatest life achievement?
My greatest life achievement, Wow! I think to date it would have to be realizing the importance of becoming and remaining humble: because nothing I do is really about me.