Know your why.
I’m always curious as to what brings people to yoga/ what brings yoga to people. There’s a reason we’re all here- whether you have been to class one time, one hundred and one times or quite simply are just reading this post.
we might not talk about why we’re here as much as we should/ could/ want to.
My why came from a time of injury, frustration and in hindsight, hope.
It was during my first year in dance training- I had a back injury that meant at it’s worst I couldnt walk, curve my back or lift my chin, let alone dance. It was horrible. Of course there was physical pain, but more than that was the emotional discomfort. I was forced to spend my days lying down on the floor, watching as my class mates danced their way through first year of training. This time spent lying down and sitting bought a lot of thoughts. It also bought a lot of opportunity.
And this, is my why.
I needed a focus. Something that wasnt too physical and wasnt just ‘noticing your thoughts’. I began to learn about my breath. (If you’ve come to my classes you’ll know how important it is to me). I learnt how to breathe. I learnt how to quieten, soften and accept.
As my physical ability continued to improve, I introduced more asana (movement) practice.. and then I was hooked. I wanted to learn more about yoga so I could share to others what yoga had taught me. I completed my 200 hours in Bali in 2016.
Now, my classes continue to come back to the breath. This prana, this moving energy in the body. It’s what we are and what we can control and it teaches us SO much.
I have two questions for you, right now.
1: how is your breath, in this moment, right now?
Take a moment. Relax your tounge, soften your jaw, and just breathe.
2: What is your why?💫
Are you able to share?