Yoga's true value is applying the practice and lessons learned on the mat to daily life. Yoga may have physical aspects, but essentially it's a practice of living well and training the mind to help do that. I've been working hard to take my teachings to heart as I navigate through uncharted territories and unsteady waters. A large part of my practice lately has been shifting from perceiving endings as something final and difficult to infusing them with gratitude and seeing the power in letting go. My mantra has become "Endings ARE Beautiful," and I've discovered a magic to endings that I've never experienced before.
I'm going on an adventure! I'm sure you're used to hearing these words from me. Usually the next words involve how long I'll be away, where I'm going, what I'm doing and gratitude to my lovely yoga family for covering my classes. However, this time the script is different and this time the words are more difficult for me to say. So . . . . . here goes.