“Yoga means addition - addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.”
- Amit Ray
Inhale, Exhale, Repeat... letting go, making space, finding energy and depth. Some thoughts on Yoga... and this journey. For those of you who follow me on Instagram you will already know this but recently I went through the training and am 200 hour yoga teacher certified. This was something I had been wanting to do for a little while but had just never found the right timing for. The the truth though? There will never be a "right timing." Kids, marriage, school, hobbies if we are really honest deep down we make time for what we love and value. For me that has become yoga and I have no regrets. Yes that led to a lot of sleepless nights, and stiff muscles, it led to a grumpy toddler (when Mommy had to go to class) and a lot of laundry, but was it worth it? Yes, completely, every day I venture further down this path of yoga and find my voice and confidence I become more and more sure that this was the path for me. Am I currently employed as a yoga teacher? well no... that is still in the works but the self awareness and over all grounding I have found through taking a chance and making time in my life for something beautiful has been enough. So what is the point of all of this... To say go for it, take a chance, you might just surprise yourself. Find your yoga, your "addition" that will bring depth and beauty to your life. We only get one life, just one. I might not always have all the answers and I make so many mistakes but the life I want to model for my daughter (and myself) is one where I am all in, making time for new things and new journeys. If it matters you can find the time, and if it doesn't well that is okay too. I can't tell you what that looks like but I can tell you letting go and stepping out into new adventures has been totally worth it and changed my life so much for the better.
Ps. I would love to hear what "additions" you have been stepping into in your life? Or in what ways yoga has benefited you or changed you?