Welcome to Headstands & Heels

 A yoga and lifestyle blog written by Melanie Torres

Yoga Vida

I started practicing yoga a little over 4 years ago while going through a very difficult time in my life. Not that I mean to sound too dramatic or anything, but don’t all great journeys tend to start when things aren’t going exactly the way we planned? Practicing yoga daily opened my heart to the idea of new possibilities, it helped strengthen my relationship with God and made a huge difference in my, until then, very sedentary lifestyle. It’s become something I’m passionate about and what I love sharing with family, friends and now, you.

As a young professional with a demanding career in marketing, I understand the struggles of finding time to dedicate towards yoga practice or any other kind of fitness routine. The truth is – I don’t always eat the healthiest and definitely don’t claim to workout every single day. Like many women my age, I get excited at the thought of a new pair of gorgeous heels or the perfect shade of lipstick… I enjoy a good glass of wine (or two) in the evenings, and am also slightly obsessed with my Dachshund mix, Nina. There are also many times when I wear yoga pants without actually doing yoga (you know you do that too).

My hope is that my blog will inspire others to find a path to living a healthy, happy lifestyle. I believe wholeheartedly that life is all about balance, and what works for one person may not work for the next.  We are all unique individuals and should stay true to who we are and what we love! I don’t claim to be a professional writer, nor a certified yoga instructor. Instead, I’m just your average 20 something woman with big dreams, who moved from a small town in Florida to one of the greatest cities in the world… And who wishes to share my journey with all of you.

I hope that we can inspire and encourage each other, creating a beautiful place for like-minded women who are all just trying to find the key to living a healthy, fun and balanced life. 💕

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