MOST Magazine Fitness APR-MAY'15 ISSUE NO.1 - Page 178

CRYSTAL MILANA “A lifetime practice,” is how yoga instructor Crystal Milana describes what yoga means to her. A certified instructor at Sid Yoga Center in Towson, MD, Crystal’s passion, energy, and dedication to yoga impacts her students and those around her, inspiring people to gain and experience all of the benefits that yoga delivers. She believes that through yoga, “You learn to connect to your mind, body, and spirit, and how you can find peace within each of them. You learn the power of focused breath and being able to focus your mind. You also learn how to have a deeper connection to God or the universe through yoga.” 178 || FITNESS M A G A Z I N E || APRIL / MAY 2015 By: Darcy Tharp Like many people, Crystal’s first introduction to yoga started with a desire to add variety to her workouts and increase her flexibility. However, she soon discovered how amazing she felt after each class and loved the challenge of the postures and the friendly, family atmosphere. After seeing what a positive impact yoga had on her life, Crystal wanted to share that with others and get more of her friends involved. Thus, her motivation to become an instructor was born after about four years into her practice. “I fell more in love with yoga and the lifestyle of yoga more than ever before and that is when I realized it was my calling in life.” Crystal did her 500 hour Teacher Training