Why I love Yoga –



imagesCAUHVTLM   I have practised yoga on and off for about 20 years, my original teacher Steve or affectionately Swami Steve, I spent many years with and loved the effect of attending a weekly class of Hatha Yoga practise, what I learned most from these classes was the more I struggled in a pose the less  movement I achieved, when I stopped struggling, I could move further into the posture, this was and is a great lesson I embrace in my daily life.

I have also done a short 10 minute practise before my daily meditation for years which I find gets my body awake and open to the insights from my meditation.

More recently as I am transitioning back to the city after living in the country for over 25 years to raise my children, I have had more yoga teachers than I can count. I have made a commitment as part of my wellness goals, to attend at least 2 yoga classes a week. This is so enjoyable as now when I turn up to a yoga class I have no idea what I am about to experience which assist me to simple be with what is offered.

I have enjoyed some Iyengar yoga – which has taught me that being supported is very helpful ( again a wonderful lesson for life).

Over the past 2 weeks I have been attending a studio that offers Japanese yoga – it is very different and I have experienced 3 different teachers offerings, all completely different and wonderful. I have been open to very fast and strong postures, very gentle postures and a middle road. I am loving the challenge for my mind as well as my body.

Yoga is a wonderful form of exercise that I see myself doing long into the future as it offers me so much – there are many many forms and interpretations of yoga so everyone can find one that suits them. The work Yoga means Union – which beautifully describes what I feel during and after my sessions.



7 thoughts on “Why I love Yoga –

  1. hi Kym,
    I am a yogi and was thrilled to read your thoughts on the practice. I too have experienced more than one type yoga and have learned much from them all. I take two classes a week and love every minute. Yoga is something I do for me that benefits everyone and everything around me. The body-emotion-mind-spirit connection that rocks and stabilizes my world.


  2. Hi Kym,
    Great post. I am a yogi and have practiced for fifteen+ years. I practice twice a week with an instructor and love every minute of it. I also have a personal practice I do at home. I too have experienced different types of yoga to include Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa, all have taught me much. Yoga is what I do for me, it is the body-mind-emoton-spirit connection the rocks my world and stabilizes it too.


    1. Lynda,
      Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the effects of yoga in your life. I love how you said yoga “rocks your world and stabilises it too” beautifully said, I completely agree. Namaste.

  3. Yoga and meditation have literally been life-savers for me! I need to work in amore consistent routine…have only been practicing about once per week lately, and I find three times per week is the magic number for me.

    Sharing your love of a blessing!


    Ang 🙂

    1. Angela,
      Thank you for your comment – I agree, meditation changed everything for me – allowing me to strengthen my ability to witness myself, being more aware of myself allows me to make the changes to my thoughts and beliefs. The practise of yoga is a beautiful metaphor for life, when I let go of struggling in a posture I move more deeply into it. Also noting that the rest after at the end of my practise is as important as the postures. 3 times a week is indeed a magic number.

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