The word Yoga comes from the classical language of Sanskrit which is from India. Yoga literally means to “yoke;” or to integrate, join, unite. I believe yoga can have a different meaning for each person. What yoga means to me is freedom. Yoga saved my life. I was heading down the path of self destruction. I was a deeply wounded angry woman and single mother, living in a state of chronic stress. It wasn’t until my body broke down that I started to take my life and my healing seriously. The health benefits of yoga are enormous. Besides giving me my body and my health back by being able to walk and function again with no pain, the yoga poses helped with my depression and anxiety. In combination with the philosophy and spiritual aspect of yoga it was the fast track to healing. That was 14 years ago and I’m not going to lie…it wasn’t easy. It was a roller coaster ride and with the amount of ups I had, I had twice as many downs. I wouldn’t change it for the world though. It has given me inner strength, wisdom and compassion that I would not have today. I am a new person. I have completely transformed my life and have an abundance of love, health, joy, peace and prosperity in my life now. I have beautiful loving relationships and I am living my divine purpose. It is not easy to change. We resist change, but it’s key to know that it’s our ego that doesn’t like change and our ego is not who we are. We are a soul. A soul that is infinite and eternal. Our soul, who we are at our core, is for expansion, creation, sharing our gifts, being happy on the inside and out. Our soul wants us to be in our natural state of being, which is perfect health, abundant, joyful, peaceful and free…living your truth….not anyone elses’. Getting out of my head and living in my heart and from my truth is what yoga has given me. It has healed my life, physically, mentally and emotionally, and now I am in the position to help and heal others…my true purpose for this lifetime. I don’t think it gets any better than that! Why not make your New Years Resolution more meaningful than a temporary change. Why not make a commitment to yourself to do whatever it takes to be happy from the inside out and to live from the dream that’s hidden in your heart. It is possible. Anything is possible.
Ignite Your Soul Fire!
“Faith is the ability to see the Invisible; To believe in the Incredible;
That will enable you to receive what the masses say is Impossible.”
– Clarence Smithison