“Yoga is a journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”
Yoga is personal and universal.
Yoga invites you to get to know yourself at the deepest core of your being. At the same time, yoga teaches us that we are part of One Big Energy that unites us all.
Yoga is a metaphor for life.
It is not always easy. With dedicated practice, the layers of yoga unfold gradually as the mist created by the ego begins to clear. The goal of yoga is to take flight, to be free of self-inflicted pain and suffering, to experience enlightenment.
Yoga is both a physical and a spiritual practice.
In the yoga tradition there are 8 limbs of yoga which are guidelines for our practice and our life. It teaches us to respect our limitations and to work within them. Challenges are part of yoga, just as they are part of life. How do we meet our challenges? Can we learn from them and grow from them, or do we let them defeat us? We have a choice.
Yoga has a rich tradition, but it is also growing and changing with modern life.
According to epigenetics (the study of how environmental factors outside of DNA influence changes in gene expression), our thoughts, attitudes, mental states and intention can alter our stem cells and DNA, The mind and body are more mysterious than we can ever imagine. Taking time to calm the mind, stretch and challenge the body, cultivate awareness and forgiveness is powerful medicine.
When you seek Love with all your Heart,
You shall find its echoes in the Universe.
Meditation Can Change the Brain
Neuroscientist Sara Lazar’s amazing brain scans show meditation can actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving our memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.