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.

Namaste.

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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.

    Namaste
    Lyndah

  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.

    Namast!
    Lyndah

    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!

    Namaste,

    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.
      Namaste.

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