Inspiring Yogi | Victor Cobos

posted by Nancy Nelson

When you show up to your mat, you show up first and foremost for yourself. To better your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. We are happy to provide the space and guidance for this transformation to take place. Today we celebrate Victor’s story of personal growth. Though he thanks us, we know that in the end it’s really about how HE has continued to show up – day after day – staying committed to what really matters in his life. We are inspired by you, Victor! 

13119129_1177517095601361_1219111919916156688_nI am a General Surgeon and have practiced surgery in Denton for over seventeen plus years. Like most people, I have busied myself with home, family (two boys) and my career. Building a busy and successful practice has been rewarding. Although I have been physically active through the years, my weight and stress levels increased and my health declined. I had briefly practiced yoga in Highland Village but traffic and distance proved to be difficult. I could not contain my excitement when Inspire Yoga Denton opened its doors. I have been a member since the opening month!

I knew yoga would be difficult but I needed an outlet to relieve my stress. Imagine my surprise and amazement when I discovered how difficult yoga was for me. Breathing was taxing, I had no flexibility and I was too weak to hold most poses. Since then I have noticed an improvement in all these aspects. I enjoy pushing myself and have reached several “yoga goals”. I have set new goals and look forward to reaching those as well.

However as I was improving, my health spiraled downhill and I was diagnosed with type II 14225533_1342709075746963_8161801074873703352_nDiabetes Mellitus. After the initial shock, I made adjustments to my diet and concentrated even more on my yoga practice. The benefits and changes have been amazing.

Inspire Yoga, the instructors and fellow students have been game-changers. I am LESS stressed, my blood sugar is well-controlled and my physical health is much better. What can I say but thank you – to Inspire, to my instructors and to my fellow students. I have enjoyed the journey and look forward to new adventures.

Life has not been the same since finding Inspire Yoga in 2012. After the loss of a close friend, I found my mat to be a soft place to land in a difficult season of life. After attending classes consistently, I pursued the Inspire Yoga 200 and 300 hour teacher trainings and now hold my IYS500 certification as well as E-RYT200 and RYT500 with Yoga Alliance. I love sharing yoga with people and getting to offer a space for them to be just as they are - whether broken, joyful, happy, uncertain ...there is a space for you here at Inspire Yoga. My blog posts are a reflection of my passion for yoga and how it has impacted my life in such a healing way. I am the studio director at Inspire Yoga Denton and love doing life with such an amazing community! Outside of yoga, I am wife to Colin and mama to our sweet dog Ama. My faith makes me who I am.

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