The Prairie Yoga Girls are taking the West by storm with their cheeky, hip, yoga inspired magazine Prairie Yoga Magazine. These free spirited, imaginative gals know a thing or two about yoga, and they’re here to show us how to get creative through our yoga pose personalities! Check out what they had to share with us below.
To the naked eye, a yoga mat looks like an ordinary rubber workout accessory. But yogi girls know that our yoga mat is a sacred piece with endless potential. No matter where you roll it out, it can be your sanctuary from the daily grind, your journal with whom you share your secrets and fears, and the space you can achieve what you never thought possible.
Being creative gypsy spirits, we cannot help but appreciate how our yoga mats can act as a canvas, a place where personal expression is free, vulnerable, and authentic. The asanas you bring you to your mat, whether through personal practice or from the style of yoga class you choose to attend, are a reflection of who you are and where you are at in this very moment. So, what’s your yoga personality? We’d love to share ours with you!
Monique (Yin – Passive, Female energy, Moon)
I like to take my time to absorb. Experiences, feelings, people. My favourite kind of mornings are slow ones where I take my time to sip tea, stretch out on my mat and prepare for my day with meditation. My yoga practice definitely reflects my personality where I prefer deep, slow yin expressions. Restorative yoga is where I find I can recharge and connect to my creative, authentic self.
I have a fiery, go-getter personality with a very active mind, full of ideas and opportunities that I actively spend my time chasing. Connecting each breath to movement on my mat acts as a moving meditation that focuses my monkey mind. I like to bring challenging arm balances and flowing mandala sequences to my classes and into my personal practice. By achieving silence through balance and strength on the mat, I am able to take that quiet, calm state off the mat and into my busy life.
3. Full Wheel
There you have it, in yoga (and in life) we are the yang to one another’s yin. Share in the comments below what your yoga pose personality is, we all have one!
Rachelle Taylor and Monique Pantel are the radiating beauties who run Prairie Yogi, an online community that believes in storytelling, creating experiences, and building community in the expansive prairie region and beyond.