There are things we all wish we had come to sooner in our lives. Do we continue to live with regret or do we move on and celebrate the fact that we have been awoken to what has made our new ideas about our path and mission, infinitely clearer. When I meet a person who is taking their first class, I tell them to write this date down for surely their life will change in ways they could never have imagined. I know this because it is my experience and that of so many others. It is why I try to bring the yoga that I know, to all that will receive it…even if begrudgingly at first. We can’t know what we don’t know.
My own discovery of yoga in 2009 was a serendipitous one. The desire to combat a ferociously destructive divorce and work to improve a seriously depleted emotional state had me stumbling into a direction of unimaginable ecstasy of mind, body and soul. As an athletic person with chaotic energy, there was no preconceived notion about what yoga was and could do for me. The practice consumed my life until balance started to bubble through. Slowly my life changed. The orientation of my experiences and relationships collapsed and expanded. The truth was something no longer a thing to turn from, and be broken by. The mirror was huge and often blinding. We all have our terrible, debilitating truths…the question is how do we face them, turn them and learn from them? How do we heal from the within in such an in obtrusive way…in such a solitary and divine manner? Yoga, my friend. It is the best answer I know to give.
As a pactitioner of 8 years and an instructor of 3, yoga continues to drive my life. My mission is to bring yoga in whatever capacity, to all; physical or mental limitations are irrelevant. The practice of asana and pranayama, two of the eight limbs of yoga, are achievable by all. Truly, where there is a will, there is a way.
Your introduction to the world/traditions of yoga is crucial to your experience. It can stop you dead in your tracks and have you close the door forever. If there is one thing I could say to you on your venture into yoga, it is to not limit yourself to one class…go to another and another after that. No teacher is the same but the yoga is. The breadth of what yoga is and has to offer you personally is exponential. Allow yourself to be open and fearless.
Yoga remains the answer…now, what is your question?! 🙂