Irina Walton

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I was born and raised in Russia and came to this country to study language about 7 years ago. Yoga has been an old passion of mine and, finally, I have a chance to share the beauty and healing properties of this ancient practice with others. My first encounter with Downward Facing Dog was at the age of 5. I was rapidly developing asthma and couldn’t take on any more medicine. So, my Mom, after trying pretty much every massage technique and herb under the sun to relieve my symptoms, came across an old binder on a shelf. It became my first yoga manual and my Mom – my first yoga teacher. All that I remember, now, from my first practice is that I thought it was a lot of fun to pretend being a Cat, or a Fish, or a Bridge, and also that there was lots and lots of breathing‚Ķ(now I know that I was doing Pranayama). Over time regular practice healed my lungs, increased my immune system, and I just became a much healthier kid. Since that early age, I held the memories of my first yoga practice dear to my heart. Only about 17 years later…


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