by Wynne Hayes
In my youth (as in my 40s) when anyone suggested trying yoga, I politely answered with “I am a gym junkie. I will try it when I get older.” (Translation: “When pigs fly. Yoga is for wimps.”). Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong. I started yoga four years ago at 53. Had I understood the physical and mindful benefits of yoga, I would have started this journey much earlier. No regrets, though - better late than never.
So, what about yoga surprised me?
The long and short of it is, whether it is yoga or anything else…you’ll never know until you give it a try…and it is never too late or too early to start.
Wynne Hayes, a member of the Board of Directors of Retreat Center of Maryland, started yoga when she was 53 and values its physical and mindful benefits. As the Chief Information Officer of Howard County Government and a veteran of several other volunteer boards of directors, Wynne contributes organizational, strategic planning, and technology expertise to the RCM board.