I love yoga for many reasons.
First and foremost, it helps me maintain balance in my life. By that I mean it gives me permission to take time for me! It brings me closer to the connection between my mental health, my emotional well being, strengthening my body and connecting with spirit.
Another great reason I love Yoga is that it makes me feel beautiful. When I get into dancers pose, I imagine myself as free, transformed with grace and poise. Yoga can take you to anywhere you want to go. All you have to do is be.
Yoga takes on many different versions from meditation, relaxation, to steady movements of flow. Any day of the week you can take a class or even practice at home and it will be your choice of which practice you choose for the day. I base my practice on how I feel that day or more importantly how I want to feel when I’m finished.
Yoga has made me more conscious of my daily decisions and how I interact with others. There have been many times in my life where I have reacted to a situation instead of responding. Now I think about how my actions will not only affect how I feel about myself but also how others see me. There is a rippling effect to all of our interactions with others.
Every person you meet, converse with, even those you pass on the street. Yoga has brought me closer to the profound impact we all have on one another.
Yoga is not only yoga, it’s so much more! You will find what you’re looking for if you are open to it. We all need something of our own to bring us closer to our true selves, for me its yoga.