It’s Healing Affects
When I first embarked on my yoga journey, I did it fr weight loss and exercise. I didn’t believe in the hippie mumbo jumbo that some people say yoga can do, all I wanted to do was get really sweaty and while I did do that, I also began to experience the hippie mumbo jumbo stuff. When I started yoga, it was during a transitional point in my life, I was transitioning from university life to post university life. The transition was a little tough for me, my lifestyle had to change completely, everything from my diet to my living arrangements, to my friends and career. Yoga made that transition much easier for me because it gave me something to focus on, but I also really started to learn a lot about myself. I learned that I have hyper mobility in my body and I could really damage my joints if I didn’t get some more strength. I learned how to deal with my feelings in a better, more efficient way and to be more compassionate to others. I didn’t learn how much yoga can be healing until last summer, in 2013 so much in my life changed. I went through a major career change, I left a work situation that was extremely unhealthy for me. And right around the same time, my dad died. I am so lucky to be able to say that I had two sets of loving and caring parents, but it was my biological father that passed away. This and the career change all happened within one week. My life felt like it had literally been flipped upside down, but I continued to stay faithful to my yoga practice and I swear this is what kept me sane, Even though I had spent everyday for a little while crying and feeling upset, I made numerous breakthroughs in my practice. Around this time I also began meditating. I was able to see that I was not a victim in any of this, there was nothing I could have done and it wasn’t about life being fair or unfair, it was just about life being a cycle. And this is just my example, there are countless stories of addicts overcoming their issues with the help of yoga and meditation or kids with a.d.d. experiencing significant breakthroughs through yoga. I can go on and on, but I think you get the picture. Yoga really can help you find stillness in the craziness you can sometimes experience in life and that’s one of the reasons that I LOVE it so much!