Being in Central Park earlier this week for the Lole White Tour reminded me of why I love yoga so much. Although I’ve been practicing Bikram (hot) yoga for 7 years, I also have been practicing Vinyasa/ Flow yoga for 3 years and find joy in both practices. Practicing yoga in a studio is an amazing experience but practicing with 10,000 other yogis in the park for the Lole White Tour is something I’ll never forget. It literally looked like a music festival ( well actually, Ingrid Michaelson was performing), only everyone had yoga mats and was dressed in white.
So now that you know how much I liked yoga, let’s get back to the point of this post.. I found out that my friend, Caitlin is completing her training to become a yoga instructor ( literally a life dream of mine!) I took a moment with her to ask her what inspires her to practice yoga, her healthy post yoga lunch fix and her favorite yoga poses. Check it out below!
source: (instagram @caitlinkingkong)
What made you decide to become a yoga instructor
Over the past five months I’ve found myself helping a people, both friends and acquaintances, find calamity and stress release though meditation. Helping others find a means of release and inner peace began to make me happy, so I gladly helped those whom in need who happened to come in contact with me. I study more traditional yoga, where the flow focus is on grounding the body for meditation and thought I’d be great to deepen the process.
What kind of yoga do you practice in the city and where?
I’m a fan of vinyasa and hatha flow. I try out new places all the time, both for free in the parks and in various studios, but I love sonic yoga. There’s a good vibe to the place.
Do you find yoga helps with posing for shoots?
Yes! I actually started yoga about three years ago after my agent said I needed to fix my posture. It helps with posture and feeling more in touch with your body. Mentally, it helps as well.
What’s your favorite yoga pose?
Other than savasana… I love downward dog. It’s detoxifying comfortable and doing a full body stretch with gravity as your weight.
What’s your go-to post yoga lunch? I always get a vegetable smoothie with nut milk so it’s thick and creamy but full of nutrients and water
Have you ever been on a yoga retreat? If not, where would you go?
I have not but I plan to! Im looking to do one in Costa Rica on the beach, perhaps for my 500 hour certification.
Caitlin King is a model and soon-to- be certified yoga instructor. Follow her yoga vibes on instagram @Caitlinkingkong.
xx Sculpt and Shine