We’re happy to introduce Martina Pusceddu, our very first Yoga Junkies member from Italy. Martina has been one of our biggest supporters ever since she joined in January 2019. In fact, Martina is a Super Yoga Junkie, because each month she posts pictures and videos of her boxes, stays in contact with us often, and even has an Instagram stories highlight dedicated to her amazing unboxings. We’re so happy to have Martina on Team Yoga Junkies and forever thankful for her unwavering support. Let’s continue on to learn a little more about our lovely member Martina.
Tell us how you first discovered yoga.
I first discovered yoga at 20 years old out of curiosity, trying different styles, searching for the one who was closer to my soul. I followed different teachers on YouTube, because in my small town, there weren’t any options. At 23 I found Odaka Yoga®, and it was love at first sight. It is a fluid and dynamic contemporary type of yoga, inspired by the waves of the ocean, with Zen and martial art infusion. I became a teacher and for 3 years now I have spread my practice in small towns, where yoga isn’t very known yet.
In what ways do you live the yoga lifestyle?
I integrate breathing techniques in my daily practice, one of my favorites is the lion’s breath–so powerful and liberating! Once a month I also do jala neti, the cleaning of the nostrils. I meditate at least for 15/20 minutes a day before bed. And I took Ahimsa very
seriously, which is why I have been a vegan for almost 4 years now. It is one of the best choices that I’ve ever made. Every day I write about at least one thing that I am grateful for and I have a personal journal where I keep track of my days.
Tell us about one of your funniest yoga experiences.
One of the funniest things that happens all the time is that people think that I am actually an Indian girl! I am kind of flattered about this.
Do you have any projects coming up in the next year?
This year I’m going to finish my 500h teacher training and I am planning a few workshops. I’m also going to continue my massage therapist training. Who knows what else life has in store for me!
What do you love about yoga that makes you a Yoga Junkie?
I love the way that it makes me feel, moving my body freely, without any judgments, just being myself, living centered in the midst of the daily chaos.
Where can people find you?
You can find me on:
Instagram – @martinap_yoga
Facebook – Martina Pusceddu Yoga
And in small town gyms near me in Sardinia