Lately I’ve been seeing so many photos of beautiful yogis in amazing poses that I can only dream of doing. I know it is my ego causing me to feel insecure and less than. I also know that yoga is so much more than a perfect body in a perfect pose. After all I teach yoga to many populations that will never be able to attempt, Eka Pada Sirsasana, yet, they and I are still yogis and yoginis (female). Yoga is more than the practice of asanas (postures). It is also meditation and pranayama(breath practices). I believe Yoga offers a set of tools to facilitate a life lived with presence and compassion. I love yoga and am so grateful for finding yoga in my late 20’s! I love how I feel after my practice and how yoga and meditation help me to be more present and joyful in my daily life. My hope is that if you have shied away from yoga because you are not fit, flexible, or are living with a disability, you give yoga a try. Find a studio near you that offers classes based on your needs and commit for at least 28 days and notice how your practice begins to affect you physically, mentally and spiritually. It may just open your heart to yourself and the world!
“The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.”