I love yoga because it’s for everybody. Maybe you can’t touch your toes; maybe you just finished your seventh marathon; maybe you’ve been doing yoga for 30 years. To yoga, we are all the same. We arrive at the mat, whether it’s our 3,000th time or our very first, and make the most of our practice – moving with the breath, increasing our flexibility and strength, on top of bettering our self-awareness.
Yoga is all-inclusive in every way. It improves every aspect of our lives, from physical health to mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Yoga steers us toward our healthiest weight and also removes clutter and debris from the mind and spirit. Yoga helps us sleep more soundly; it brings awareness to our breath, enabling us to live more peacefully; and it make us better in all of our relationships, from being a better friend to being a more productive employee. Along the path of yoga, we become better individuals, which eventually betters the world.
I officially began my yoga journey at age nineteen, though I can remember doing yoga as a child – from sitting quietly and breathing while listening to classical music, to playfully performing handstands in the front yard. Yoga will be a part of my life as long as I am living