This month I'd like to share something a yoga teacher colleague of mine (Dr. Alison Clancy) has written and I find very inspirational. She answers the question of why she practices yoga:
"I practice yoga to help myself heal, to soften the harsh and often unforgiving internal dialogue, to empower myself and to experience the very best of who I can become. Yoga encourages me to develop an innate sense of curiosity with what I am attached and adverse to and challenges me to change towards becoming more respectful towards myself. Personal boundaries are laid down during the practice, and when I practice the art of yoga for myself, I begin to self-validate, resulting in an unravelling of my sense of disempowerment, as I no longer wait for or need the validation of others".
So, let each of us make a silent self-pledge to come to yoga not to achieve, but to simply allow a natural process towards self-actualisation to gently unfurl before us. Then perhaps a perceived abject life can be potentially transformed, if and when we simply allow the practice to lead."
Let the process unfurl and open up to the journey.
Walk in beauty
Yoga, well-being and mindfulness... always walk in beauty.