A beginners yoga class introduced me to a place of calmness and serenity that I had been looking for, and it was looking for me too. Yoga helps with stress and relaxation. It also promotes better sleep and increased focus. It was during Savasana that for the first time, so clearly, I heard my inner voice. The reassuring and peaceful voice that let me know that I made the right decision. It was then that Yoga would forever be a part of my life.
I have been blessed with some phenomenal yoga instructors. Instructors with a passion for prana (breath), asana (poses), mudra (hand position), and mantra, as tools for transforming and healing inner wounds. And believe me, I had a lot of wounds to heal. I’ve had the opportunity to practice several yoga styles, but my foundation stems from Hatha yoga. I feel that each style supports you wherever you are in your life.
Yoga allows me to be in the moment. No phones or text messages stealing my attention. It’s just me and my mat. We learn that some days a pose will be easier than others, and when I try to force myself into the pose, my instructor always seems to know and offers an alternate pose or gives that gentle reminder that it’s okay to honor that moment. That is priceless encouragement for a person thriving for that “perfect looking pose”. Perfection is where you are now when no one is looking. Honoring that space is the YOGA off the mat. I practice so that I can love the best version of me. Breathing through frustration, fear, desires to control, anger, and even experiences of joy. All are blessings. Yoga is so amazing! I found my Inner Wisdom on my mat, and carry it with me always.