FROM THE MAT: ALEJANDRA PULIDO

“Half Pigeon is my favorite pose. I chose it because besides opening my hip flexors, it is deeply emotional for me. It never stops challenging me to completely surrender and breathe. In fact, the first time I did, I cried. I realized that all the emotion I store on my hips can begin to heal with this pose. If only I accept how uncomfortable it can be and breathe through the pain.”

“I come to the mat to be a better version of myself. I first started coming to the mat a year and a half ago and now my body can do things it only dreamed of before. My practice has allowed me to love my body regardless of any number on the scale, because I am strong physically and mentally by accomplishing the things I do on the mat.”

Alejandra Pulido is an actress and a producer.