Meet Veronika Carmichael
How long have you been practicing yoga? Six years
Current happy pose? Headstand
Current nemesis pose? Mayurasana
What is your favorite food? Avocado
Why do you teach yoga? To become a better person and learn how to serve others. It gives me an amazing discipline and an opportunity to go deeper into the practice.
Elvis Presley or Frank Sinatra? Sinatra
One thing you do every day? I pray
Brown Rice or Quinoa? Both. But quinoa beats brown rice as better source of iron, protein, and amino acids.
What is your favorite bad habit? Finishing jar of ice cream in one sitting
Good book recommendation? "Yoga Vasishtha" and Sharon Salzberg's "Faith"
What is your best asana tip? Go deeper within and breathe. The breath can comfort you and slow down the mind. Concentrating on how the pose feels rather than how it looks.
What is your favorite yama/niyama? Yama: Ahimsa and Satya - love these two. They are a big reminder for me during the day when I have to communicate with other people. Niyama: Svadhyaya and Tapas - self study and spiritual effort - keeping me on the right track.
Anything else you would like to share with us? Love your self