I have been practicing yoga for several years now. The consistency of my practice has waxed and waned, but still, I’ve considered myself a yogi. I vividly remember the first time I finally got brave enough to try a beginner anusara class at a local studio. I was so nervous when I arrived, but found that once I was inside, I immediately felt at home. I loved the beauty of the studio, the quiet rooms, the serene colors and music, the friendly and smiling people. I was amazed that concentrating on the poses was so difficult that it got me out of my head and my constantly racing thoughts – the tyranny of my long to-do list. I found something similar in CrossFit. For some reason, yoga and CrossFit force me into mindfulness in a way that no other type of exercise ever did.