I have been absent from blogging since I started my journey of becoming a certified yoga instructor. Now that I’m about 1/3 through the program, I thought it would be nice to share what led me to want to start this training and the impact it’s had on me thus far.
The very first yoga class I ever took was at a studio in Waltham, MA– which is no longer there– when I started living on my own at the ripe age of 22. I didn’t know anything about yoga, it just sounded so cool and trendy and every female I knew was doing it. Obviously, not the right reasons for trying anything, but I’m so grateful I did.
Yoga has been my go-to workout, mind-clearing, and healing tool for the last 15 years. I’ve been a hardcore yogi for years at a time, and then became interested in other things– so, I’ve taken long and short breaks from practicing. However, it always seems to come back into my life when I need it the most. If I ever started to feel unhealthy and developed negative thoughts about my health and body– I would do yoga. Or even when we lost our son Harry, I dove right into yoga to help heal my heart. I can confidently say it always brings my body and soul back to a balanced state.
Fast forward. Now I’m a SAHM and I need balance more than ever. For this reason I decided to learn more about yoga, to deepen my knowledge and practice, and perhaps teach others as well.
The last 6 weeks have been more transformative that I had anticipated. As expected, we talk at length about the postures, proper alignment and the physical benefits of yoga. But that is a minuscule portion of what yoga really is. Yoga is about being your true self, not letting anything or anyone cloud the good person that we all are, or derail us from the path we are meant to be on. Yoga isn’t competitive. You don’t need to do handstand push-ups to be the best yogi, you just have to be you and that is more than enough.
I know this sounds very fluffy and I promise you, I am doing a terrible job at explaining the Yoga Sutras. These spiritual lessons are helping me navigate the stresses of life so much better, and I’ve only just scratched the surface. I’m eager to continue this journey and I hope everyone can find their version of this in their lives.
❤ Be Healthy Mami