Love at First Practice – Guest Post by Bobbi-Jo Asher

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I have never been a big believer in “love at first sight.” While we certainly can be instantly attracted to someone’s appearance or energy, there is so much more to learn about them before we can truly fall in love. However, for me with yoga, I was definitely in love at first practice. Before I tell you about my first class, and how I found my way to the mat, I will tell you a little more about me.

I have always struggled with my weight. In the fifth grade, I looked like a young woman while many of my classmates still looked like little children. It seemed I instantly had hips and breasts, and started gaining weight consistently.  Though I was fairly active, my metabolism was not. Genetically, we are a big, fat family. I spent my 20's in the 200's and my 30's in the 300's. It continued to get worse and worse and while I made efforts now and then to lose the weight, I was a food addict and just couldn’t break the cycle of addiction and self destructive behavior.

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In August of 2016,...