I started Yoga after my running 'career' left me with frayed Achilles Heels. I loved jogging up and down the hills of Redcliffs and Sumner in Christchurch, New Zealand, but my heels didn't. The constant flexion of the heel whilst running up the hill was not good for me. The knees also took a beating when I came down the hill (!) as I was using them as brakes, basically. So, I took up Yoga and haven't looked back. I read this article (below) today which made me think about my on/off journey and how I've now come to practice Yoga 4-5 times a week.