Almost three weeks ago, while driving past the Kipling Dahn Yoga Center in Littleton, Colorado, everything in my being told me to stop and inquire. I was welcomed with a hug and a smile from Kim. She radiated this immense positive energy, and I could feel my whole body just wanting to exhale while there. I spoke a little with her and then she set up an Introductory Session for the next day with Brian.
Again, when I came the next day, I was greeted with a hug, a smile and that immense energy that I felt the day before. I explained to Brian that I am diabetic, overweight and while not in the worst health, not in the best either. Everyday I feel the stresses of my life tear at my heart and poke holes in my being. Every time I would look in the mirror, I would tell myself, "This is not me!" I was achy, stressed, emotional, and out of breath, and I honestly just wanted to cry all the time.
Today, after taking classes for only three weeks, I FEEL AMAZING :) From my head to the tips of my fingers and toes, through my heart and throughout my body, I say it again: I FEEL AMAZING! My shoulders are not up to my ears, my chest is not tight, my breath is now reaching out and filling my whole body. I have even reduced my insulin intake. I feel alive again. I struggle with some postures and even my coordination in class, but I also see myself improving each time I go to class. I feel like I can breath again :) I know that I have lots of work to do, but I am excited about my new journey. Thank you, Kim and Brian and everyone at Dahn Yoga :)