Yoga is a wonderful collection of practices and techniques designed to integrate mind, body and spirit.
Traditionally, yoga was proliferated using the guru model of student and teacher making a commitment to communicate and share the practice passed down from one to the next orally. In today’s modern American yoga culture you can find multiple studios in your town teaching a vast array of styles and modalities. With this modernization, the guru model has been lost. Practitioners may commit to one studio to gain the benefits of a discounted membership but even in these cases the student can receive contradictory information from one class to the next.
The patron saint of yoga, Patanjali was the 1st to share the word of mouth teachings of Yoga thru a collection of texts named the Yoga Sutras.
Within the Sutras, one can find a depth of wisdom on the practice of yoga. The Sutras offer guidance on how to live a spiritual and moral life, how to overcome the core challenges that we face as humans, and how to attain inner peace to name a few of the topics.
The Yoga Sutras are integral guidelines to developing a successful long term practice. Finding a teacher who is well studied in these Sutras and can explain them in terms that are easily digestible can make a world of difference in helping potential students create a sustainable practice.
When the majority of people think of yoga, bendy pretzel like postures often come to mind. One of the fascinating aspects of the physical practice of yoga is there are postures for everyone. Taking the confusion and fear out of the practice is key to attaining the goals of the student. Once the student creates the intention of finding results via the practice, the sky is the limit. Whether the goal is increased flexibility and mobility, deeper relaxation, or a clearing of the mind, the tools of yoga work to create an environment were these goals become side effects of the students commitment to their own self care.
Like any other activity, the more repetition one commits to the quicker results and growth become visible. For students new to the practice taking time and learning the techniques of the postures in a workshop type setting can be highly beneficial. Yoga is a practice full of subtlety and learning to navigate the yoga landscapes with the ability to pause and ask questions can not be understated.
Making a commitment to a routine is the best way to integrate yoga into today’s modern lifestyles.
Are you interested in creating a sustainable self care regimen under the guidance of an experienced teacher?
Are you ready to make a commitment to reach attainable goals in relation to your health and wellness?
Are you ready to experience something new and healthy in your life?