She doesn’t do yoga every day, yet on the morning of her wedding, Rylee Porter Alderman decided to do some yoga.
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Rylee originally started yoga because she loved the aspects that it brought to her fitness. “Yoga challenged me in my balance, posture, flexibility, and areas that my other [fitness] classes neglected.

So why would she take the time to do yoga on the morning of the biggest day of her life?

Rylee explains, “I chose to do yoga and a good meditation session on the morning of my wedding because even though I knew everything was taken care of and that the night would go wonderfully, I still felt anxious. So I decided yoga would be a really good idea to stretch and calm my mind, body, and spirit. I felt like it really centered me and put me in a really good place which set me up to have a perfect wedding.”

“I highly suggest yoga to any bride or bride to be. It has the mental and physical benefits of meditation for your mind. I think it was one of the smartest decisions I made on my wedding day. I am no expert; it was just basic yoga, but the benefits worked for me.”

[staff name=”Shanyn Olpin” position=”About the Author” img=””]Shanyn is an Adjunct Professor in the Health Promotion and Human Performance Department at Weber State University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University and her Masters in Community Medicine from West Virginia University School of Medicine. For over 20 years, Shanyn has dedicated her professional life to become an accomplished writer, speaker, and teacher. During that time, she has researched and taught about health and wellness, gaining an extensive background in nutrition, exercise science, and the mind/body connection.[/staff]