"Warrior is more than a pose". These are the words that Scott Anderson, lululemon athletica ambassador in Cherry Creek North, Denver, Colorado, lives by.
When I first began my yoga practice two years ago I was only focused on one simple thing: keep my balance during Warrior I and Warrior II. I also only saw my yoga teacher as an assistant, someone who could help adjust my position.
It wasn't until I started practicing yoga more frequently and listening to each teacher's story that I was able to gain a deeper understanding of what exactly yoga is and how it can influence our lives (not to mention achieving a more stable Warrior pose).
To Scott Anderson, our ambassador in Denver, Colorado, yoga means more than just holding Warrior. It means to be present in your life, your community and your world. He believes that yoga is an ongoing invitation to find something that you truly believe in and fight for it.
"Pick a fight," Scott's latest t-shirt says. Not a fistfight, a fight for something you believe in. Scott's fight is showcased through Warrior Academy, the website he founded to bring light to his belief that our lives have value when we are willing to give back and fight for a cause. Warrior Academy is also a tool to give each of our intentions a voice and share our passionate fights with each other.
Scott's ongoing fight 'off the mat' is to raise awareness and funds for Safe House Denver, an organization that helps women and children overcome domestic violence. I was lucky enough to join him on a tour of Safe House and got to see his yoga lifestyle in action beyond the studio walls.
Scott hosts an energetic yoga event each month to benefit Safe House Denver.
Scott is not only an amazing yoga teacher and important part of our lululemon community, but a Warrior Recruiter. He's recruited me to think about what it is I want to fight for. What am I passionate about now that I will continue to fight for in 10, 20, 30 years?
My fight: Breast cancer awareness and prevention.
What are you fighting for?