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 about what Dahn Yoga is and how it might help me. I was so nervous, but I did it and 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 and opened the door, 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 :)