When I finally found yoga at age 38, it was something I was willing to try because I simply couldn’t get the same mental release I once did with running. Being an adrenaline junkie, I immediately gravitated to power yoga with an amazingly fast and challenging style. I still practice this style several times a week at what I consider my home studio and love it. However, as my yoga knowledge broadened, I learned that my body also needed to heal. Yin and deep stretch were what really changed my body, and my mind. Please note though that my yin practice is a complement to my running, weight lifting and other forms of yoga — not a replacement.