For a long time, I was under the impression that yoga was about being flexible and performing complex asanas (yoga poses). However, the more I got into yoga, practicing regularly and studying its philosophy, I realized that this was a misconception and there is so much more to yoga than being able to touch your toes or ‘bending into a pretzel.’
Yoga is - as I discovered - a journey of self-discovery, connection, acceptance, patience, letting go, openness, and being present, both on and off the mat.
Yoga at times can be confronting, challenges you and compels you to ask questions, and holds up a mirror of self-reflection for you. It will make you grow, learn, change and bring you closer to your true self.
Before I started my Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Minds, I spent some time in India following an intensive Yoga course which consisted of Asana, Pranayama, Mantras, Meditation and Yoga philosophy – after that course I was inspired to delve deeper into the practice, history and philosophy of yoga, and now I cannot imagine my life without Yoga - they say once you start on the path of yoga there is no going back, you must continue further.
In my classes I incorporate the things I have learnt during my Yoga training and draw upon my own experience; I feel privileged to be able to share what I have learnt on my own journey during my classes at Yoga Minds.