By this time, I was enjoying my balance of CrossFit exercise and power flow yoga sessions. I found that both disciplines were complementary to each because my practice in both greatly improved coincidentally when combined both into my weekly exercise regime. Once again, I thought to myself that I found the perfect match and it could not get any better.
In early 2019, my fiancé encouraged me to her for a yoga series she had stumbled upon (a story for another post). It was called Ashtanga and at this time, she had been practicing it for about 3 months. The Ashtanga class she attended in Tirisula Yoga challenged her physically more than ever and it was taught expertly by the Guru, Max Sree. I was initially hesitant as she kept describing how well her inversions have improved thanks to the excellent teaching methods at Tirisula. Since my core strength is not my forte and I had never successfully done an inversion pose, I did not think it was the class for me, but I agreed to try it out. Also, because she had also insisted that I watch how awesome she was in the Ashtanga practise
Once again, I found myself feeling the way as I did in my first Power Yoga class, absolutely drenched, muscles sore, and loving the new experience! I had found a new type of practise that I wanted as part of my exercise regime, but Ashtanga was however more than a physical practise. Ashtanga’s focus on physical strength, cardio, coordination along with mental healing and spiritual well-being made it an excellent well-rounded style that I wholesomely enjoyed.