Why I do what I do. I love yoga and like most when I started I believed it was just an exercise routine and it twisted you up like a pretzel. As my learning and training evolved I soon began to realize it’s a lifestyle, a lifestyle that I was drawn to, because I was slowly over time finding out who “I” really was. I began to drop all the “labels” and “assumptions” of what I “thought” my life should be and just started to live life to the fullest. Like George Harrison says/sings Try to realize it’s all within yourself No one else can make you change And to see you’re really only very small And life flows on within you and without you.
It’s kind of funny people have told me you don’t “look” like a yoga teacher, it makes me giggle. I know what they mean, mainstream media has made yoga out to be this glamorous bendy, twisty practice that you do in $100 yoga pants and $98 tank tops. Hair always looks perfect and you face is made up like a movie star. Lets be real if your face has makeup all over it, it is going to run down your face after the third down dog….. Your hair….a mess after your first down dog. And then the big one. I am not a “skinny girl” and I’m in my later 40’s! WHAT! Life is not a Nike ad people, be who you are.
Yoga offers so much and can be so many thing to so many people, like I said before it’s a lifestyle. Yoga doesn’t care if you eat meat, drink, swear, are fat, skinny, what your skin color is, your religion, your gender, what you are wearing, you get the idea it’s for everybody. And that is another one of my missions/goals, to get those of us (and I was one one) who feel they can’t practice yoga for any number of reasons, practicing. If you like to read I suggest reading the book “Autobiography of a yoga” the story Paramahansa Yogananda. That book, I read it over and over again kind of like the Bhagavad Gita (but lets not get ahead of ourselves with the gita). If you are not so fond of reading you are in luck! The movie AWAKE is about Yogananda and his story.