Yogi of the Month: Ellen Siever

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Ellen Siever​

Occupation?
Retired. Before that, ​I started out as a programmer and ended up as an editor and author of computer books.

Fun fact about you?
I've recently become addicted to Instagram​.

Favorite yoga pose?
Kumbhakasana (Plank), because it's one I can actually do.

When not on your mat, where can you be found?
Wandering around Brookline and Boston looking for photos.​

How long have you been practicing and what's your latest yoga breakthrough?
I've been practicing about a year and a half. My latest breakthrough is to be able to get into pigeon pose (eka pada rajakapotasana 1 prep).​

How has yoga impacted your life?
I started doing yoga for flexibility and balance, and it's definitely helping with both. It's also made me much more conscious of my breathing and how I can use my breath to stay calmer, more relaxed and more focused.