In addition to our monthly Teacher Profiles, 8 Limbs is now publishing monthly Student Profiles. This is where you, our community, can share about your practice and experience with yoga and life. Want to be profiled? See this blog post! We want to hear from you! Our March Student Profile introduces us to Brittany Richardson.
Name: Brittany Richardson
Neighborhood: Phinney Ridge
8 Limbs Studio(s) you attend: Phinney Ridge/ Capitol Hill
Practicing Since: 2007
I’m Kind of a Big Deal Because: I used to be a couch potato! I never did any physical activity until after graduating college and since then I’ve been on a rampage trying to make up for all those years I missed out on. It’s quite a fun process!
Hobbies/interests: Besides yoga, what lights me up is nature, trying new experiences, traveling, bridging cultures, international development, anything bicycle related, growing food, and ceremony and rituals.
Favorite yoga practice/pose and why: These days its Adho Mukha Vrksasana, or handstand. I am in love with this pose because I have been steadily working on it for a year now and still haven’t mastered the strength or the confidence to do it freely away from the wall. It’s a huge challenge for me and I am in love with the act of practicing it, seeing millimeters of progress and strength cultivated all along the way. This pose for me is humbling and reminds me every day that this practice is truly about the journey rather than the destination, not to mention the incredible fun factor of experiencing the world upside down, and the rush of energy and effervescence I get from being inverted – that’s probably the best part.
Movie/book that changed your life: Ah! Too many to choose from. Film: Annie Leonard’s “Story of Stuff,” Books: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse and Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey.
One secret that helps you to stay healthy is: In the winter, I start my day with a tablespoon of fire cider. It’s an old herbal cold preventative/remedy that is warming, spicy and boosts the immune system and stimulates digestion.
Currently inspired by: I’m super inspired by the amazing wealth of talent we have here in Seattle in regards to yoga teachers. The choices are overwhelming in deciding which amazing teacher to go to each day. We are blessed to have such abundance.
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