What Lifting Weights Taught This Yogi

I've always been into trying all of the ways that I can move my body. When a CrossFit gym moved into my small town, I wanted to try it right away. I had been intrigued by CrossFit for a while, but too chicken to go into a gym where everyone knew what they were doing. I thought that being a new gym, there would be lots of new people there and maybe I wouldn't look like a fool.

I loved it right away. I found the community at the gym very similar to that of a yoga studio. Diverse, supportive and down for having some fun as well as doing the work. As I learned more and gained confidence, several of my long-time aches and pains went away. I found most yoga poses became easier (of course not all poses...binds are definitely harder now that my legs are larger).

Here's what I've learned over the last few years: