How Radiant Hot Yoga changed my life... Interview with Tiana
What benefits were you hoping to receive from your yoga practice?
I have been practicing yoga for the last twenty years – yes, twenty – and even though my dedication to it has faltered at times, I have always come back to incorporating yoga in my life.
The benefits for me have been mostly physical as I have pushed my body in athletics over the years and often needed the time and focus to let my body stretch and heal. This is what yoga does for me – it allows me the time to slow down, breathe and give my body the opportunity to heal.” – Tiana
How has yoga and your practice exceeded your expectations?
One of the greatest benefits of yoga for me is its ability to challenge the body in new ways with every practice. Every day is different for me at Radiant because I have been working through a knee injury so I don’t know how my body will respond on a daily basis. Most days I am in tremendous pain but I still come to morning practice because I always feel better after and the pain in my knee is usually relieved.” – Tiana
How has yoga benefitted you off the mat?
Yoga is my downtime. It is my me time, which is always a good thing so I can have a clear head and strong body when I leave to start my day. I am a wife, a mother and I work full time – I will always need an outlet where I can clear my mind and just be me.
Yoga has always been there to help me just BE. I don’t care how I look, how much I sweat or if I can’t be perfect in the poses. What’s great is yoga doesn’t care either and that is awesome. :)” – Tiana
Do you notice a change in your physical, mental, emotional and or spiritual body from a regular yoga practice?
For me, yoga reminds us to be good to each other and we are all unique in our own ways. We push our bodies together without judgement and strengthen our minds and bodies so when we leave our mats, we feel more present and more capable in the world.” – Tiana
Have you tried other styles of yoga? What makes Radiant Hot Yoga your preferred place of practice?
I have been coming to Radiant since Darlene opened her doors a few years ago. I truly enjoy the environment she has built for her clients, her instructors and the people who attend the studio. It is a tranquil place for me to unwind, reflect, challenge my body and visit with friends.” – Tiana