LoriDawn Messuri | Sacramento, CA
Sankalpa: Joyful equanimity is my true nature.
Favorite Pose: Vriksasana, Tree Pose, because it gives me a sense of being grounded or rooted to mother Gaia, as well as the feeling of blossoming towards the heavens all in wonderful balance. I love to grow my branches!
Biography: In my late 20’s I started seeking something outside of my physical self and wanted to connect with something deeper, my Self. I was too shy to go to a yoga class and began doing Bryan Kest’s DVD Power Yoga. His guidance sticks with me today in my practice. As I sweat and “be” in the poses, I keep my sense of equanimity and peace due to his early imprint. Once I was brave enough to enter an actual yoga classroom, I was complimented on my practice. Thank you, Bryan Kest!
When I’m on my mat, that is my sacred place of “me” time. Nothing else matters outside of my mat. It is an oasis for me. That thin rubber rectangle that I take a stand for “me” on is an important space that I hold dear. That’s why the artwork that I created was so important. I wanted my mat to inspire me in my practice. I hope it inspires others as well.