One. What is The Works to you?
To me, The Works is a shift in perspective. I like to explain it in an analogy. Most of us live as thermometers, reading and reflecting the temperature and information in front of us. Thermometers react and respond with dependence on their surroundings. The Works creates the shift from thermometer to thermostat. Through the work, the sweat, and the fire, The Works gives the control back to you, allowing you to grow into the thermostat of your own life; the control center that sets the temperature, sets the standards, and challenges others to adapt and respond accordingly. The Works is the flint to the fire that allows us to live in our most authentic form.
Two. What’s playing in your head phones?
Playing in my headphones currently is Waters by Little Bird. They’re local, check them out!
Three. How did you find yourself on the mat?
I found myself on my mat originally simply because I was unhappy with my body, fine reason. But, I wasn’t looking to learn anything. Then life threw a jab to my side and sent me a family tragedy. When this happened, I knew I would be knocked to my knees, and when my knees brought me to my mat one day, while sobbing and gasping, it clicked. I felt something inside of me ignite, and since then this practice has saved me in more ways than I can explain.
Four. A quote or song lyric that speaks to you.
“Don’t waste your hate, rather gather and create. Be of service, be a sensible person, use your words and don’t be nervous. You can do this, you’ve got purpose. Find your medicine and use it.” -Nahko and Medicine for the People