"My work as a priest is varied, interesting, enjoyable and demanding"

Meet Nick who has been a Church of England priest for 25 years, sharing his yoga story with us courtesy of our friends at @triyogauk

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"On a friend's recommendation, I decided to give yoga a go as I was finding it difficult to have space for myself

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I wasn't sure what to expect, having never imagined myself as a ‘yogi’, but it's been quite simply superb. It's many things all at once – exercise, meditation and reflection

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It's calming and it's community

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It's OK not to attempt too much and for a change, it's not all eyes on me. I simply find a corner of the class and enjoy what works for me in that moment

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Yoga is a spiritual practice that works well for me as a person of faith. A number of other students in my yoga class are churchgoers

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It's definitely working – why else would I get out of bed for a 9am start on my one day off a week?! Maybe not with the clerical collar, though – that stays behind with all other thoughts of work."

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Merry Christmas 🎄