I actually first started practicing half a lifetime ago, when I was 15. There was this program that aired on VH1 in the morning as I was getting ready for school. I think it was called "Breathe in the AM" or something like that. I started out of boredom, to be honest.
The things I learned saved my life. When I was depressed, I turned to yoga instead of killing myself. When I've been in my darkest hours, Yoga pulled me back out. But when I was in an abusive relationship for 4 1/2 years, I lost it along the way. I've now been with my fabulous wife for 3 1/2 years (married last August), and have been finding the old me with her help. Yoga is part of regaining my sense of self, so I'm back to the basics, re-learning it from the ground up.
My reason for Yoga is, essentially, that I want to learn what that girl learned 15 years ago.
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