Mighty Yogi of the Month: September 2016

HI, I'M KIM AND THIS IS HOW I KICK ASANA!

Name: Kim Singh            

Favorite yoga pose: Pigeon Pose. My hips love the liberating and grounding nature of this pose, although early in my practice, this wasn’t always the case.

Yoga is... Organic health food in the form of a yoga mat.

How do you serve the world? How I best serve the world is by cultivating a sense of empathy, leadership, self- confidence, and good citizenship in my children. Although I do not work outside of the home at the present time, I enjoy reaching out to the community through volunteer efforts and fundraising for various initiatives, as the opportunity presents itself. My professional background is centered in nutrition and dietetics, therefore I make an earnest attempt to put these practices into place at home. I love to cook and bake, as well as cycle, and be active, especially outdoors. I, above all, could not be without my yoga practice.  

What do you love most about your yoga practice? What I love most about my yoga practice is the sense of calm and inner peace that envelops me from the moment I find a home for my mat to begin practice. I feel empowered and grateful for the seed of self- awareness, self-acceptance, and pause that my yoga practice has raised within me.     

What fuels you? The change of seasons, natural surroundings, good food, good conversation, informative reading material, positivity, kindheartedness, my children’s smiles.

My NON-guilty pleasure is... Social Dance!!

What makes you Mighty?  What makes me mighty, first and foremost, is being a mother! The qualities of perseverance, good humor, generosity, and realism are the essence of who I am as a person.

What’s your yoga story?  How did you start practicing?  My yoga story is one of evolution. It all began one Sunday evening, five years ago, when I decided to try a 4:30 Power Yoga class at Mighty Yoga. Jamie Silverstein was the instructor. For those of you who have been practicing at Mighty for 5 years or more, Jamie taught an energetic flow, and so roughly 10 minutes after the class started, I was in a state of panic, asking myself this question,  “What have I gotten myself into”?  I wanted to bolt out of the studio like a jack rabbit, swearing that if I returned for more of that insanely difficult yoga, I may suffer some horrible injury, and have to be carried out of that place on a stretcher! However, I returned to the studio, because far be it for me to not capitalize on the new student 3 class for $25 special I had purchased. And, so my evolutionary process goes something like this: Horror, defeat, more defeat, curiosity, practice, practice, more practice, stamina, strength, flexibility, gratitude, breath, Ommmm….

If you had a superpower what would it be and why? If I had a superpower, it would be precognition, because I would have the ability to predict the future, and stop senseless dangerous acts, such as terrorism from taking place.

When I wake up in the morning, I always do these two things... Press the snooze button on my alarm clock at least a handful of times before dragging myself out of bed. (Not a morning person) I sprint to my Keurig and brew that first cup of coffee.   

What's the best advice you've ever received? Human reaction ignites a fire, while human response contains it. Learn to respond, for the outcome of a difficult situation is likely to be more favorable.