Updated: Apr 17
I want to share this that I wrote for my Teacher Training when I was asked what yoga was :
"What is Yoga?
Is it 1 asana, 5 asanas, a whole series?
Is it flexibility? Being able to put your leg behind your ear?
Is it meditation? Being able to blank your mind?
Is it a mantra? Is it chanting?
Is it a Japa Mala? Is it 108 beads?
I can tell you what yoga is for me:
For me is my practice and every little thing I learn through it.
Sometimes is following the ashtanga first series and sometimes is just trying to understand 1 asana.
Sometimes is sitting for a while in silence.
Yoga for me is also my safe-place, a lot of things I have learned from teachers, readings and practice that throw light into my thoughts, at first intentionally recalled until they became my way of thinking and seeing.
Yoga is for sure a gift you receive in life.In this world of tragic events, loneliness and stress, Yoga is a path of self-education and own knowledge.
Yoga is power. And empowerment.
Yoga is all the good inside you brought outside in a beautiful way.