Are you truly living? Or are you simply going through the motions? Yoga is a work-in to teach us how to fully engage with life, consciously and with intention instead of it being something that happens to us. Strategies we share in class are able to be taken off the mat and into the rest of your life.
Most of us have active lives with an overload of stimuli. It’s difficult to turn off. Yoga allows us to do that. It’s like pressing the reset button on your nervous system. It’s a method of “letting go” enough to restore each of the different systems of the body and to enable the mind to take a much-deserved rest.
It is impossible for our lives to always be happy, positive, or easy. That is not the human experience. We can never know the feelings of joy without knowing the opposite. Yoga teaches us to accept the full kaleidoscope of colour that makes up our lives no matter what. Yoga gifts us balance because it teaches us not to judge, to be kind, and to look at things from a different perspective.
Relationships are key to a life well lived. The Sanskrit word Kula means a community of the heart, a group coming together of its own free will. This is the essence of our group classes, predominantly for women. My classes embody social interaction and friendship. We all rise together.