Who could have guessed disc golf would be the path that leads a young business economics graduate to her yogic journey?
In training to compete in the US Women’s Disc Golf Championship, Alexandria initially looked into yoga upon a recommendation that it would help her focus. Naïve of what was before her, she found her way to a Bikram yoga studio one morning for her first class. As the story goes- she wanders through the doors when a woman promptly asks if she’s ever done yoga. To avoid conversation, Alex brushed the woman off with a quick “Yeah” and made her way toward the room. The burst of heat almost caused her to pass out on the spot and the ensuing practice proved to be far more challenging than she was prepared for. About a decade later, Alexandria laughs at her resistance to connect in that moment and is grateful for how yoga has taught her to approach everything in life with a more vulnerable beginners mind. And the disc golf tournament? Though she achieved her goal, it became clear to her that she no longer wanted to participate in a competitive environment, and turned instead to her newfound yoga practice.
In her words, “It often gets sold short by mainstream media. It’s not a cookie cutter practice…” Thinking back, she says she was surprised by what she didn’t know. “Yoga is an endless source of inspiration for a healthy and transformative life. Authentic yoga practice holds such a depth of process. It’s a practice to continuously evolve your awareness of and study, not something completely experienced in one class.” Alexandria credits the dynamic unfolding of her life to yoga. The deep relationships she has with those that impact her, love and appreciation for her body, and visualization for her business all stem from the same deep-rooted source. These days, as the mother of an 18 month old, she finds her practice full of cycles. Her focus, time, and energy are put toward conscious behavior as she strives to be wholly present and seek happiness in every moment.
Alexandria’s journey with yoga and experiences inspire her to reach out to anyone unsure about whether or not the life they want is possible or accessible to them. She says she feels a responsibility to be a resource for others and desires those around her to be connected and aligned with their path and long-term spiritual evolution.