“Learning yoga gave me this energy and compassion for others that could
not be contained. I felt so much hope, and I couldn’t wait to share that feeling with others.”
- Catherine N., 30
“Yoga saved me. It taught me that the life I was living wasn’t helping
me or anyone else because it wasn’t focused on love. I also realized
that I could use yoga to make others feel better.”
- Walter M., 27
Via Yoga Journal's, The Africa Yoga Project Helps Child Soldiers Find Peace.
"I like working out as a socializing activity - you can talk to your friends, make new ones. It's a safe environment and it's a supportive community."
"Why I move? To have fun, and spend time with others who like sweat almost as much as me."
"Running has been a way for me to get out and stay active while staying healthy. I also realized very quickly that I was a fast runner for my age group. Since I’m a competitive person, I always try to win my age group, or at least place in the top 3.
"I have always run and have always considered myself a runner, even when I was a teenager growing up in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Running makes me feel grounded and I find peace and comfort when I run.”
“[I] appreciate being able to the exercise in the quiet of the outdoors. We [my husband and I] have lovely trails near our house and we went out daily as soon as it was light, before other tasks claimed our attention and energy. My theory being that prioritizing [Urban] poling over house and yard work would allow me to regain the energy needed [after illness] to take on those tasks as well. That is exactly what happened….we continue to use our poles to make further gains in our fitness.”
“Running with friends is the best. You can chat and just have fun. And it’s really great!”
"Moving is fun. I am motivated to do things that I enjoy, and want to be able to be active and healthy for life - I want to be able to say 'yes' to things that come up, and not have my health be a barrier. I want to move and play, and of course, be strong enough for the tasks of life - like carrying groceries and walking on icy, snowy sidewalks, or playing with friends and family."
“My dance is neither a philosophy nor a job; it is the way I am feeling emotionally. This is #whyImove. I am not an actress. If I am not going through a certain emotion, I won’t be able to express it through dance. It doesn’t matter if I dance well or not — the most important thing is that I am real. The Bolshoi Ballet Academy is my childhood, my youth and my present, but I don’t have ballet idols. I am really inspired by people who do extreme sports. I think they are brave and emotionally very strong. The stage never gives you a second chance, so I prefer photos and videos. The camera is able to capture real and deep emotions. I can see myself developing in that direction in the future.”
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“I love running cause it will make you stronger.”