8 Limbs is partnering with City Arts Magazine to profile local artists who practice yoga at 8 Limbs. For the December issue, we profile artist and singer Natasha Lady Krishna.
What brought you to yoga? While I was smoking a cigarette and drinking a martini at Life Café in New York City,David Life double-dared me to practice. I was one of the first five Jivamukti students. And that was it, I loved it!
How long have you practiced yoga? I’ve been practicing for 25 years. Generally, I do Hatha yoga 3-5 days per week and I haven’t missed a day of meditation in 5 years. I sit between 30 minutes to 2 hours a day depending on my schedule. I make time for it, like brushing my teeth.
How does yoga support your art? I started painting saints when I was 15 and yoga has given me a spiritual language for my art. As a performer fronting the band Lady Krishna’s Peppermint Lounge, it definitely helps me control my nerves and keeps my energy from exploding! I like the social aspects of practicing Hatha yoga. Meditation I typically do alone, aside from my Thursday night group. Yoga contributes to my well-being and my happiness and therefore it supports my art. I especially like standing on my head like being under water!
Why practice at 8 Limbs? When I came back to Seattle from NYC, 8 Limbs was very welcoming and I wanted a simple room to practice in. I love the view out the window and the teachers. It’s also in my neighborhood! I love being able to walk to class. I continue to teach a meditation class that I started 11 years ago at 8 Limbs in Capitol Hill on Thursday nights at 9pm.
What is one of the most important things you’ve learned through your practice? To meditate -There is no beginning. There is no end. There is only NOW! Wow! To become the eternal transcendent being! BHAKTI BABY THAT’S ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The devotional path of Love. That’s what this is about. YOGA for me. LOVE!!!!!!!!
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