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I discovered yoga at 56 while recovering from six rounds of chemotherapy and a month of radiation. Yoga let me move at my own pace and to be forgiving of my own body's limitations.

After I got some of my strength and flexibility back, I tried several types of yoga — vinyasa flow, Bikram, kundalini, restorative, and hatha yoga. Five years later, I teach hatha yoga, as well as practice daily.

The spiritual aspect of yoga, linking breath with movement and meditation, helps me focus on what is most important — acceptance of whatever life has to offer at this moment. Karma yoga — freely offering my practice to those who don't have access to yoga — that's actually my favorite form.