I have been practicing yoga off and on for about 15 years. My love of yoga started with Exhale on Oxygen. I would wake up early during the summer months just to practice with Steve Ross. (And I would silently be wishing for The Temptations’ “Ain’t too Proud to Beg” to play during my downward dog.)
Fast forward ..
Two, almost three, years ago, I came across a Yoga with Adriene video on YouTube.. and I’ve been a devoted follower ever since.
Adriene’s Yoga Revolution wrapped up on January 31, and it was an amazing 31 day yoga challenge. As always, it was a joy to get on the mat each day and practice with her. (And I loved the special appearances Benji made.)
Yoga is so much more than fancy poses on Instagram (or Pinterest).. more than just stretching or another fitness/weight-loss fad/solution/program…
Today I thought it would be fun to share some of the important lessons that Yoga Revolution, and my daily yoga practice, have taught me. Many things in life have the capacity to teach something, if we only pause to listen. (In other words.. learning is a life-long journey)
“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”
“To live remains an art, which everyone must learn, but no one can teach.”
“Knowing others is intelligence; Knowing yourself is true wisdom.”
-Tao Te Ching
What Yoga Has Taught Me (Lessons from the Yoga Mat)
-Everything is as it should be.
-You’re in charge. Always.
-Listen to your body.
-Accept what is.
-Every end is a new beginning.
-Work with your body.
-Be impeccable with your word.
-Allow, and be present for yourself.
-Let go of anything that no longer serves you.
-Connect with the breath.
-It’s not that serious.
-Strength and support come from within.
-Find what feels good.
Check out Adriene’s YouTube Channel: Yoga with Adriene
Sign up for Yoga Revolution: Yoga Revolution