I started practicing yoga in Mysuru, India in my early teens but I stopped a couple years later and after almost 8 years of discontinuing it, I found my way back to it in 2017.
3 years later, I enrolled into a YTT to deepen my practice and bring to more people the gifts that yoga has given me. Yoga has given me the ability to notice what is going on within my body and my mind. It has allowed me to let go for a little bit, be present for myself, get in sync with my breathing and use it to connect with my lively mind.
One thing that fascinates me the most about yoga is that it is for everyone. It can be what you want it to be, whether it is to relieve pain, build strength, sleep better, lose weight, improve flexibility, or just a social activity… there can be many variations to suit what you seek, so long as you find a knowledgeable instructor who you can work with. Each person’s definition of yoga and their practice of yoga is unique to themselves.
Currently, yoga for me is the ability to understand my body. It is bit of art and science to discover how my body feels on the inside, how it likes and does not like to move, what affects it and how I could use it to connect with my mind. Learning (every day) to better connect with my body and mind, has helped me grow. I have found a lot of joy in practicing yoga with a group of people and being a part of their journey of self discovery. It has given me a sense of belonging and allowed me to connect with them and grow.
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