Yoga was introduced to me about 18 years ago. At first, I was attending classes because I wanted to work out and I felt like it was the right fit for it. However, as time went by, I noticed that I was forming a deeper connection with the practice. It touched my heart and soul in a way that wasn’t familiar to me before. Very slowly it started to become a significant and meaningful part of my life.
My yoga practice took me through an interesting personal transformation. As that was happening, I started to feel that my true wish was to pass it along to others and allow them to learn the wonderful things that yoga has to offer to each and every one of us. I felt as if I received a priceless gift that I wanted to share with as many people as I can.
One of my most favorite poses is triangle pose. A triangle gives me a sense of freedom and expansion, as it opens you to every direction. It is also an integration of both power and gentleness which provides a great feeling of balance.
The most challenging yoga pose for me is chair pose. It’s a powerful position that requires strength, not only in the body, but in the mind too. In chair, I really feel challenged as I try to control my mind that is constantly sending me discouraging signals to get out of the pose - leave, rest, you can’t do it, it’s too difficult, you’ve done enough. Chair helps me to learn how to push through my ‘limits’.
"Keep a mind that’s open to everything and attached to nothing." - Wayne Dyer
It combines two important principals for living a great and full life. I believe that we never know enough to quit our personal growth process or fall into a comfort zone saying to ourselves ‘I already know enough’. And the letting go part of it, non-attachment ,which is a very powerful and challenging part of yoga.
‘Way of the Peaceful Warrior’ by Dan Millman.