A Yoga Blog by Kenia
Most people think yoga is about stretching their muscles and bodies into weird shapes on a yoga mat, and they aren’t totally wrong. While yoga is an incredible tool to help us tune in with out own unique bodies, it is not just a physical practice. In fact, ‘yoga asana,’ the physical practice of yoga, is considered to be only 1 of the 8 limbs of yoga. There are 7 other limbs of yoga: the 5 moral restraints, the 5 observances, mindful breathing, tuning inward, concentration, meditation, and pure bliss.
Yoga is a 24/7 practice. Yoga is a way of being. Yoga is life. Yoga is God. Yoga is Universe and our connection to it. Yoga is mindfulness; interpersonal and intrapersonal. Yoga is meditation. Yoga is gratitude, attitude and acceptance. Yoga is about tuning in with the undeniable flow of life and allows us to know our true beings, passions, purpose within. After all, as Gretchin Rubin says, “happiness is self-knowledge.”
I remind my students at the end of class to “take yoga off the mat with them into the other 23 hours of the day.” For something once thought to be only a physical practice in the Western World, how can I tell students to take yoga off the mat? Follow me in this blog and you will learn about all the ways that a yoga practice can improve every aspect of your life and well-being. You are truly a magical force of nature – now lets tap in to your own potential.