Round two… The beautiful Brodie, our resident Lululemon ambassador spills the beans on her journey to the mat and her love of yoga.
Amazing is an understatement!!! This incredible woman is straight up BOSS level.
Tell us about you first yoga experience…
I rolled out my mat about 8 years ago, and although I cant remember my first ever experience I do remember the first time I realised I wanted to make a permanent space for yoga in my life.
I was on a month holiday in Thailand with my boyfriend at the time (now hubby) and had the opportunity to practice in an incredible open air studio overlooking a peaceful river and lush rainforest. I remember the feeling as I floated back to my bungalow, completely blissed out, and didn’t want to loose that feeling. Not to mention hubby telling me (as delicately as he could) that I was a much nicer person when I did yoga, it’s been a positive influence in my life ever since.
Do you have a favourite yoga book? Tell us why you love it…
I am the biggest geek when it comes to Yoga books, It’s hard to narrow it down to one. At the moment I am loving ‘Practicing The Power Of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle (I find it has some great tools and teachings that I am currently working into my classes). I do always highly recommend two faves of mine, ‘Loving What Is’ by Byron Katie and ‘A Road Less Travelled’ M. Scott Peck. Both books are more psychology focused, but I believe most of our real ‘Yoga’ happens off the mat anyway.
What motivates you to keep coming back on your mat?
Yoga makes me a better person, it might sound cliché but it really does. That peace and calm that I cultivate on my mat through practice makes life so much easier, that’s enough motivation for me.
If you were a yoga pose, which pose would you be?
It depends when you get me, sometimes I’m a levitating Lotus Headstand and others days I’m a child’s pose with 7 bolsters. If I had to pick one maybe it would be dancers pose…with a background in dance any pose where I get to balance and attempt to look graceful makes me feel good.
If you had one line of advice for someone beginning their yoga journey, what would it be?
Breath is everything. Let go of your want or need to look perfect in any pose or achieve an end goal through practice. And my more shallow but equally important advice would be invest in a really REALLY good mat!