Yoga offers soothing experience

Lane Riggs

Staff Writer

For local yoga instructors Jenni Lawrence and Melissa Willis, yoga has almost always been an important part of their lives. Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic activity, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.

Each pose offers a variety of things for the instructors, and yoga even helps them overcome physical pains and mental side effects.

“Yoga has been an important part of my life and personal health,” Willis said. “I was pretty bummed when I moved to Uvalde and learned there was no yoga.”

Willis said every person she met had problems that could be eradicated by yoga.

“Whether it was a sore back, neck pain, or head tension, I knew from personal experience that yoga could help all of these people,” she said. “I decided to become certified and bring yoga to Uvalde.”

It’s been two years since Willis started offering classes, and she said she has met many people.


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