Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Why I am here

2011 03 02 photo
Yoga has different meanings for different people. Most people associate it with the asanas, or poses. But yoga is also a spiritual practice, into which I am just beginning to dip my toes. In addition to practice, I am taking a few classes: chanting, sanskrit and learning about the Bhagavavd Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika (yoga philosophy texts). Hopefully I will return home a better person than when I arrived :)


Cosmic said...

most certainly in a truly- auspicious way(I feel your loved ones will notice the changes for sure as your life will never be the same again:)!

Cynthia said...

Yoga was my first experience with deep body awareness and I practiced it consistently for nearly ten years. I even started on a course of Iyengar instructor training, but then I had to choose between staying near my teacher and moving on to my first faculty position.

Yoga can be really rewarding. I took up dance when I moved to a place where there were no yoga teachers for miles around, and I have to say, I think any focused practice of a physical discipline can get you to the mental state that yoga aims for. But right now where I live so many of the yoga classes seem focused on that "hot yoga" thing that's more like aerobics. I sometimes miss the focused stillness of Iyengar practice.

Melissa said...

I think you will come home changed, but I don't see how you can be any better! :)

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Between Laundry Days said...

Beautiful. I love watching the way that this trip is affecting you.