My name is Chris Price, a 33 year old teacher living and working in Durango, Mexico who has just completed the 40 Days of Yoga with CC.
For years I have been doing yoga only here and there, treating it as something of a “necessary evil” to help balance out strength and sport-specific training. Moreover, I never had the same, consistent routine, so I admit to being a little weary when I first learned that we’d be doing the same recording each day within a week; those concerns quickly disappeared. Instead, the benefits of doing this become apparent almost immediately.
I was able to feel real progress each week and within each separate practice. Also, as the practices get longer, each separate practice starts to come together in a logical and cohesive way. Even though I was doing the 40 Days of Yoga with Container Collective virtually, there was still an active community of participants, so I felt supported the entire time.
Doing yoga with the community and on this consistent basis has opened up my strength training, helping me to become an even stronger version of myself. I now treat yoga as a daily and integral part of my strength training, as it has informed my posture, strength, breathing and overall physical and mental health.
I used to be the kind of guy to skip savasana at the end, seeing it as a waste of time. I used to see the benefits of yoga strictly for adding flexibility, scoffing internally at what I incorrectly viewed as some of the “hippie-dippy, unnecessary” aspects of yoga. But now I understand the interrelatedness of these practices, and have even developed a love of meditation and OM’ing!
It has been a long journey that I am still on, but I am now open to the possibility of becoming a yoga instructor someday! None of these transformations would have been possible if not for the supportive community of yogis and, of course, the patience, wisdom and love of the instructor, Brittany.
Namaste and que le vaya bien my people!
Chris Price is a 33 year old American Literature/English teacher at an international high school in Durango, Mexico who has just completed the 40 Days of Yoga with CC YOGA.