Spirituality, Liturgy and the Tao of Inner Peace
YOGA! I love it so much! Where does yoga fit into a spiritual blog? Yoga is so much more than just stretching or exercising yoga is a spiritual practice, and I want to share how it’s helped me and hopefully can inspire you to take up a practice. Let’s first have a history lesson brought to us by Wikipedia:
My Practice of yoga has been on and off for the last 10 years. It was at a yoga class at the Y that I first fell in love with the practice and have enjoyed it ever since. I have never been athletic – so lots of physical activities I fall short in, but in yoga it’s different. There are a few reasons I love yoga so much; it’s spiritual, in the practice of yoga you concentrate on your breathing, you center yourself and you are mindful of your body and your surroundings, when I practice yoga I see improvements almost immediately, and when I finish my hour of yoga it feels as if I have had my whole body wrung out (in a good way) ! I feel much less stressed, my muscles are relaxed and stretched and I have found my center. It was during yoga classes that I first learned to truly relax my body, I often suffered from insomnia so being able to relax on cue has been tremendous. At the end of each yoga class you lie in relaxation pose – (Shavasana) with your eyes closed and meditate – this is where I learned to flex my meditation muscle! Learning to meditate at the end of a long tiring practice allowed me to transition into a longer meditation at home.
So I am grateful for my yoga practice and encourage you to try one too!
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