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Friday, March 28, 2014
A Yogi and Mimsey walk into a bar: A Mimsey interview
Hello Gentle Readers,
It's always important for me to try and introduce you to all the fun people in my neighborhood. So, why not sit down and introduce an awesome Yogi that I know.
Always on the lookout for pickanick baskets!
A Yogi and Mimsey Walk Into A Bar: A Mimsey Interview
Tell the folks at home a little about yourself?
My name is Shannon. I do theatre. I do yoga so I won’t murder people.
What got you started in Yoga?
JUST KIDDING! I found yoga after graduating with my MFA in Acting in 2000.
What’ve been some positive experiences with doing Yoga?
sense of peace, physical fitness, and overall well being. It’s my
magic carpet. No matter what is going on, I ALWAYS feel better after
yoga. Also, I am much more accepting of my own body and empathetic to
the physical challenges of others.
My own mind. It’s always just a mental issue. If I think I can’t, it’s the thinking that’s stopping me.
Pictured: The power of positive thinking
What advice would you give for people interested in Yoga?
Start. Any is good.
What should you look for in a Yoga group and/or Yoga Instructor?
should have national certification (training). The credentials are RYT
(Registered Yoga Teacher). Other than that, you will find yourself
gravitating to a teacher or style, then go with it! There are great
teachers and styles that I don’t prefer, but others do. That’s normal.
What’s one common misconception people have about Yoga?
That it’s for skinny rich white chicks.
What’s your favorite position in Yoga?
Triange. And we call them asanas. Position sounds so naughty!
Can't tell if Triange or shirtless white dude stretching