Welcome to Yoga Flavored Life – a blog with tips and ideas to help you energize your yoga practice and live a vibrant life!
A Few Benefits of Yoga
Yoga can improve your life in countless ways; relaxing your mind, strengthening your body, and renewing your spirit.
Yoga has migrated from the East to the West over the past few decades. Studies related to pain relief, natural remedies, and alternative resources for increasing personal wellness have brought about a renewed awareness and appreciation for yoga.
Why Yoga Flavored Life?
Yoga is not just for gurus or the very flexible. Anyone can practice yoga and benefit by building a healthy body and mind. This site is dedicated to helping you explore yoga and how it fits into your life.
Hi there – I’m Charlotte Bradley!
My introduction to Yoga began after a knee injury. Shortly after my twins were born, I dove into my familiar karate practice but my mind was more ready than my postpartum body and I injured my knee. This was pretty devastating to my overall well-being.
I still wanted to exercise and I needed to rebuild the strength in my knee. But my body was telling me to slow down. I decided to give yoga a try.
The first class I took hooked me with an instant affinity. I felt rejuvenated, my body felt energized and healthy.
I discovered that I am drawn to other people who practice yoga. After a while, I realized there was so much more to yoga than the postures and I wanted to learn as much as I could. I enrolled in a 200-hour Hatha yoga teacher training course. It was life-changing.
Fast forward 15 years or so and I am still practicing yoga! And I’m proud to say it helped me to get back into karate where I’ve earned a black belt.
I have a bit more time in my life these days and a renewed interest in teaching yoga. I’m currently enrolled in a 300-hr training with an amazing mentor and a wonderful group of yogis.
Yoga inspires me and keeps me steady. It awakens my mind. It strengthens and heals my body.
I know I still have lots to learn. But I also know that I feel more like myself after yoga. It enriches my life far beyond the time I spend on the mat.
I hope you come to love yoga as much as I do.