Yoga has been around for 1000’s of years. Stepping on a Yoga mat can be beneficial for that reason alone. I became a Yoga Practitioner in 2008 and I knew it was time to do something different in my life. I was yearning for peace and wanted to know how to become centered. I want you to know you don’t have to become a teacher to find your center but it was a good thing for me because I needed to show up for myself. It was a 6 month structure where I had to be consistent, committed and repetitive.
To this day I am inspired by how Yoga benefits myself and others. A friend of mine went to a class for the first time and discovered how tight his hamstrings were and didn’t know what to do with his “talkative” mind. After a few classes he realized he was standing up straight as well. My friends it is the consistent things we do on a daily basis that bring lasting change.
Over the years I have noticed changes in myself from practicing Yoga. These include~ healthier food choices, lengthening of the spine, stamina, calmness, better digestion, feeling lighter and connected to myself.
I believe that theory about our bodies having a biomemory (stored memories). I also believe the body can change by getting on a Yoga mat and getting into positions to lengthen the muscles, spine, calming the central nervous system and many other benefits. When you do this repetitively your bio memory cannot help but to re-organize itself!