Part of the reason I love Amy's photos are just how -- excuse the cliché-Beyonce reference -- Sasha Fierce but simultaneously calm she appears in these images.
I think that's the sign of the ultimate yogi #amiright. Enjoy!
Justin Blazejewski knew something was wrong.
In 2008, the Marine Corps veteran — who had been working as government contractor in active war zones on and off since 2005 — noticed that the stress of his job near the front lines was beginning to take its toll on his mental health.
“The stress and depression and all that stuff started coming in,” Blazejewski said.
Aware that Blazejewski was battling depression and extreme stress, Blazejewski’s roommate at the time invited him to attend a yoga class with her under the guise that it might help him recover from a recent ankle surgery he had earlier that year.
“She was trying to trick me because she knew the meditation would help with the stress and the depression,” Blazejewski said.
But by the end of his first yoga class, he was hooked.
“I was like, there’s something special going on here so I have to get more of this and see what this is all about,” he said.
Almost immediately, Blazejewski began to incorporate yoga into his everyday life, practicing five to six times a week. After a year of attending classes and one life-changing yoga retreat in Bali, Blazejewski decided to become a yoga teacher so he could bring the transformative power of yoga to others like him... read more here!