Allowing your yoga practice to bring meaning off the mat.
I know I may have said it before, but it’s always worth repeating… how that first step you make into a yoga class begins a transformative journey that subconsciously you were ‘ready’ to begin, but you may have begun with no expectations for anything to happen within you, beyond physical improvement.
If so, why do we land on the mat for the first – or subsequent repeat times? What brings us to want to change the physical and come to know that the flip side was more meaningful for us than we can find words for?
These are questions that your immersion in both the physical practice (asana and breath, meditation and the teachings, will begin to show up for you, as you ‘show up’ on the mat.
If it was a leap of faith, trust, magic, that brought you to the foot of your yoga teacher please give them trust, a chance.
For, your teacher is trained to humbly ‘open the door’ and set you free to choose how deep you travel down the paths of limitless possibilities.
This ‘letting go, allowing, and journeying within you’ on the yoga mat is a continual process that allows you to connect to something greater than small you, and to know you are a Divine Being, able to accept peace joy and love into your life.
The yogic teachings (Patanjali, Gita and ancient yoga’s like Kundalini yoga deepen your journey.
The yoga sutras of Patanjali are subtle threads by which we can make meaning of our lives even when our mat practice has ended.
There are many good ones, take this one.