The calm feeling I get from practicing asana is what made me fall in love with yoga, and it was in my practice that I first discovered how the breath can channel energy through the body. By focusing on the feeling that the breath creates with each inhalation and exhalation, I developed a greater awareness of the flow of energy within the body.
This is my story. With yoga and the process of self-inquiry I developed a better understanding of my true nature- which yogic masters refer to as Self. I experienced the healing power of yoga in my struggle with binge-eating disorder, my journey to self-acceptance and living life more fully.
I’ve accepted who I am. I’ve accepted where I’ve come from. Then, it was time to forgive. Time to heal.
I credit the outdoors and a yoga practice for creating space that allowed me to heal. “I just wanted to feel good. Whether on the mat, at the beach, or a walk in the park, I engage my senses and allowed myself to be with what was.”
Yoga is a journey back to our center. The practice awakens our hearts so that we can feel connected and open to all that is.
Yoga shows us how to listen to our body and respond in a way that supports and nourishes, allowing us to heal and restore. It teaches us to witness the movements of our mind so that we can break free from negative habit patterns, renew our perspective and bring greater balance to our state of being.
Yoga shows us our grace and strength of presence.
Yoga is a practice that asks us to look at ourselves and our lives so we can choose to live in alignment with our true values. Yoga invites us to actively participate in the process of transformation and open to our fullest potential. The practice offers freedom, safety, and non-judgment to do this inner work. Embarking on this path is both an individual journey as well as a journey within our community and the world.
I am continually humbled and inspired by the potential of yoga to transform, expand and heal and I am devoted to sharing the practice with others.