November 6, 2011

What I've Learned About Yoga

What I've learned about yoga through my own practice.

1)  You do not have to be flexible to practice yoga.  Flexibility is a benefit that comes from a yoga practice.

2)  No one style of yoga is suitable for everyone.  There are so many different styles of yoga out there. Especially in Victoria, where there seems to be a studio on every corner.  I have tried 3 styles for a consistent period of time and I've learned that I prefer the more active style with a consistent sequence, and I like being able to to practice at home.

3)  There is controversy in the yoga world.  From the gurus that we have learned from in India to our studio owners.  Emotions and legal matters do leak into a yoga.  I try to ignore this, although it can be hard sometimes.

4)  Yoga can be as spiritual as you would like it to be.  The longer I practice, the more curious and interested I am becoming in the philosophy behind yoga.

5)  The main focus of yoga is breath and balance.  Easier said than done.  Especially when you are trying to find that breath and balance outside of your asana practice.

6)  The yoga world is endless.  From yogis blogging to the guy who delivered my couch the other day.

7)  Yoga can be practiced anywhere.  Hotel rooms, airports, living rooms.  Even while your driving - try to find your peace when the guy in front of you cuts you off - this is a real challenge.

1 comment:

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