I have only been practicing yoga for about 4 months, but what I have learned and experienced in this short amount of time, make me very excited about the Yoga Journey I have in front of me.
The thing is, for me, yoga is not only about the hour and a half I go to class. Or the 10 minutes I try to do every day at home. Yoga follows me beyond the yoga mat in everything I do. There are so many layers to yoga, and going into it with an open mind and an open heart – has given me so much joy and an ability to connect with what’s really important to me. I’ve learned to be much more present and relaxed in my everyday life – and to embrace the powerful emotions yoga can give if you’re willing to connect and let it happen.
I was a spiritual person before getting into yoga, - however the way a practice can make me feel everything from exposed and vulnerable, - to pure euphoria is entirely new to me. I’ve learned that I have been storing emotional energy in all the wrong places, and that sometimes it’s okay not to be the strong person who always has all the right answers and do the right thing. The connection between body and mind is so very interesting and exciting to me, especially because I am still only touching the tip of the iceberg. So much more goodness ahead of me.
My home has become a lot more peaceful aswel, and my kids are trying to be little yogis next to me every time I practice a pose. I am so happy that they, already now, are paying attention to this positive new practice in my life.
I am starving to learn more, practice more – do more yoga; and is working hard to let my self be vulnerable and soft, and to lose the idea of always having to be perfect.
My journey is about being more deeply involved in life, and yet less attached to it…
Celebrate with us on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December 2018. Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar better known as B.K.S. Iyengar, was the founder of the style of yoga known as "Iyengar Yoga" and was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. For Iyengar the best way to access the spirit was through proper attention to the alignment of the body in asanas. The bodies innate, though often dormant intelligence functions to check the tendencies of the mind to be in its imagination, delusions, fears and desires. BKS Iyengar was born on 14 December 1918 and died 20 August 2014. In celebration of his centennial year, and also to mark 5 years of our Iyengar school in Hervey Bay, we are holding a series of free events.
Our practice equips us to glimpse the exquisite peace, space, openness and bliss that is the resonant harmony of mind, body, breath, time and space: the eternal present.
“Why do you think it’s so constantly said in the Bhagavad Gita “Act without looking to the fruits of action”? Why is it always taught “Never look for results, never expect”?