Yoga has deeply affected my life in so many ways. So here is my short ode to yoga and its beauty, and the wonder it’s done and continually does to my mind, body, and spirit:
Yoga is more than a series of certain movements; yoga is a way of life.
A way of life emphasizing what is important; humility, grace, kindness, breathe, honoring your body, hope, change, stillness; through a series of movements. The movements are the vessels that carry this belief system through every inch of the body.
Yoga keeps you grounded through the hard times, rejoices with you in the good times, and heals you in the sad times. It is a friend you can always count on. It is a place you always belong. It is a time of stillness when you need calm; it is a place of energy when you need uplifting.
Yoga is the best counselor I have ever been to. While it provides all these spiritual benefits, you are also strengthening your body. Yoga makes your body look how it makes your brain feel.
It is the best antidote to the crazy world. I don’t know how anyone gets through life without it.
Yoga gives me clarity. It allows me to stop and live, breath by breath. It gives me control when I feel I have none. It gives me love from the most important person: myself. It gives me a connection with my God.
Yoga is like a drug that has no adverse side effects. It is the thing you want to share with friends, families and strangers; you want to share the therapeutic benefits. Yoga is a time-released drug that provides benefits keeps you feeling good long after the final Namaste has been spoken.
It is the only way to give back to something that gives so much. What does yoga mean to you?
By Kate Brunelle – Kate tried yoga for the first time in November and was instantly hooked. She just started on her 200-hr yoga training and would love to share her journey with others.
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