FROM THE MAT: Nicole Gaitan

“Honestly, pain is what has brought me back to my mat. This pandemic has uprooted any since of normalcy in my life since before March. Thankfully, I still have a job when I know so many people do not. But my lack of daily scheduled movement that I used to religiously abide by has gone by the wayside… and I’ve filled the time with more work. My knees ache from sitting in funky positions all day… and these days all I can bring myself to do is stretch. I miss my yoga practice. But right now, a seated forward fold will have to do.”