Many of us are drawn to yoga because we are looking for something (to feel better in our bodies, increased health and wellness, community) and we recognize the potential healing force of this practice. Suppose for a moment that this looks different for all of us, because we are all unique in our life experiences…
Yoga, which means “union” or “harmony,” is both a philosophical system and a science whose goal is the attainment of self awareness. Although ancient, yoga is not outdated. It has value for the modern world. Yoga offers us the opportunity to deepen our self-understanding through physical movement, breathing and meditation. Today almost 16 million people in the U.S. alone practice yoga.
For the majority of my life, I was severely disconnected from my body. The words that could sum up my decade long abusive relationship with my body are: isolated, numb, weak, broken, hatred, resistance, shame, and PAIN.
When I discovered yoga as a daily practice, I was able to transform and transcend away from all of those words. (click the title to read more…)