How I Went From Hating to Loving Yoga
Lots of people think that healthy living has always come easy to me. They assume that I'm just naturally small, I've always loved working out and eating healthy, and that I'm naturally flexible. Totally not true! I actually hated yoga for a very long time and was completely inflexible. Today I'm sharing the path I took from hating to loving yoga. You could be next! ;-)
Ready to start your yoga journey? Here are a few resources to get you jumpstarted:
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