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.
I am an inversion addict! I admit it. I understand and am
committed to living in the awareness that yoga is more than a physical practice.
For the most part, I endeavour to find balance between yang and yin in my
practice and life, but some days life just happens, and I skip parts of my practice.
However, it is rare for me to skip going upside down at least once during the
Why? What are the benefits? I could give you the generic
list that can be easily found through Google. Instead, I’ll tell you my inversion
journey and story. So, . . . . . here it is!