I first started with yoga some years ago because I felt the need of something to change. I was literally running through my life, and never had the time for a break or some time alone, to reflect or rewind. When I found a local yoga class where the teacher taught me to not only do yoga but also to meditate, to reflect and stop the constant running in my life. One time she read a quote from a book about the yoga philosophy that really got to me. It was about a man that kept chasing a bigger boat, more money, more of everything, and in the end of his life he still felt so empty and died alone without anyone noticing. The point was to stop chasing for more and more, and to start appreciate and be grateful for what you already have in your life. I needed to hear that.
Yoga is not only a way for me to exercise. It is a way of living. It helps me build my body stronger, so it gives me physical strength, but it also helps me being mentally stronger, to slow down and to think clearer before acting or taking any decisions. It also helps my spirituality, to find what feels right to me, and to find my values and purpose, to live according to my true self. So yoga is really helping to unify body, mind and soul in a fantastic way and once you have started with this I guess you are stuck for life 🙂 So the name of my blog – Be a yoga woman – is my purpose in life, and I am embracing it in everything I do and it makes me feel so much stronger in every aspect. For me this is really the best and most effective form of personal development.
So I truly recommend you to try yoga if you have not already. And if you are a yogi, what is your experience? Why did you start to exercise yoga? Has it helped you in some way? If you want, please write a comment below. Would be happy to hear from you! Wish you the best. Take care. Namaste.