My brother has been doing a lot of yoga lately, but really that is his story to tell. In talking about his practice the topic of ‘what yoga means to you’ came up. I didn’t think much of it, but when you can’t sleep the mind wonders and I really meditated on the subject.
What YOGA means to me:
Acceptance – of myself, as I am now, in this moment. Acceptance of all of me; my goals, emotions, limitations, and body.
Mindfulness – being present now. Allowing my mind and body time to be at peace, time to heal and feel. Time to focus on me.
Letting go – of expectations of my body and the body of others set by society. Letting go of negative self-talk and the rambling thoughts that inundate my mind on the day to day.
Being – Having a firm sense of being, posture aligned with breath. A centered drive to break free of constraints and be happy in this place and working to become better each day.