Hi! I’m Nikki and this blog is an attempt to throw me out of my comfort zone and express my life through the lens of yogic living. I love yoga! Was introduced to it in 2000. Little did I know that it would help me heal my carpel tunnel syndrome a year later and then go on to change my life.
The love affair began in 2007 when I stumbled upon Baron Baptiste’s Journey Into Power book and was intrigued by the pose on the front cover. It’s Baron holding bakasana (crow pose). I was never able to get into bakasana due to the carpel tunnel but his words spoke to my heart and his practice spoke to my body. With a commitment to a daily practice I was able to fly in crow within a couple of months. I thought if I could accomplish crow pose in a matter of months when I thought I would never be able to do it, I knew my life was going to change.
I truly believe in yoga and am passionate about sharing this practice with you. Yoga will squeeze you, challenge you, ask more of you than you can possibly imagine. It will wring you out… and you’ll soon discover that you have no limits.
My practice doesn’t end on my yoga mat. Yoga is my life. It’s not just my lifestyle in stretchy pants but yoga guides me in the direction of love, gratitude, generousity, authenticity, friendship, etc etc etc. Not to say that I’m perfect. Yoga teachers are NOT perfect! I have tight hamstrings and hips. I get mad off the deep end when I get pissed off. I cuss. I flip the bird and yell at crazy drivers in traffic. I’m impatient. I stress out. I eat junk food. But I’m real! Yoga keeps me real! It gives me the tools to deal with the usual life experiences. Did I mention that I love yoga?!
If you’re in the California Bay Area, check out my studio for class schedules… would love to meet you on the mat.
Even if I never get to meet you in person, I love my cyber friends. Please connect with me, share in the conversation on the posts or send me a email message to “snikkin at yahoo dot com”