Yoga is about empowering yourself, your body as well as your mind. The difference between yoga and other forms of exercise is that you also build your mental strength. You find that your body gets stronger and more flexible, but also, you find an inner strength and a calmness in your mind like in no other exercise or practise (at least not to my experience).
Because all you need to empower yourself, you already have inside you. You do not need anyone or anything else. Yoga is just a tool, it is there to help you find it. By making you slow down, think, reflect, and notice how you feel. Being present and listening in to your body. That is what will help you find your inner strength, and to find the true you.
A quote from Donna Farhi, the famous yoga teacher and author, says: “yoga is a technology for arriving in this present moment”. The most difficult thing to do, in today’s society. So when you do yoga you get the possibility to really be in that present moment, and connect with yourself, listen to your inner voice, check in on how your body really feels. How is your breath? Is is shallow or deep? Is your mind wandering around with a lot of buzzy thoughts, or can you stay in the moment and not really think about something else? Finding this key to be ‘here and now’, is really valuable for your overall health, and when you do, you will feel stronger. It is as simple as that! 🙂
So, if you want to empower yourself, you know what to do.
As always, wish you the best. Take Care. Namaste.