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…
Yoga is the lay persons neuroscience - Yogis have known for centuries that there are layers of mental activity that can be harnessed and directed. When attention becomes concentration and concentration establishes a pause between the rise and fall of thoughts, we arrive into a state known as meditation. The interconnections between the layers of consciousness create the conditions for wisdom.. it arises in the pause, in the interruption of habitual thought.
“As soon as there is stopping, there is happiness. There is peace. When we stop like that, it looks as if nothing is happening, but in fact everything is happening. You are deeply established in the present moment, and you touch your cosmic body. You touch eternity. There is no more restlessness, no more seeking.” Thich Nhat Hanh
Yoga provides a context in which teens, living in a sea of peer pressure, performance stress and emotional change, learn restraint and self reflective awareness. This course for teenagers aged between 12 and 15 years of age, will both challenge and nourish them.