Yoga is everywhere
I've been living Yoga since 2000. When I began the practice, I did so because, number one; it was free, and number two; my friends were doing it. The practice I began with was in the style of Svarupa, a gentle practice which uses blankets and blocks and requires a lot of stretching. At the time, I was living in Boston and once my pocket book got a bit fuller, I was able to experience a variety of other styles simply by wandering the city and looking at posted schedules.
Now that I live in Tahoe I'm a school counselor and teach Yoga at Lake Tahoe Yoga. I play outside at any chance I get. This this summer I rode my bike to Nevada beach every day. I also ski and hike; I do CrossFit and practice Yoga each day.
This doesn’t mean I do Yoga poses every day. Nope. I've learned that Yoga is much more than poses. It's a way of living. Yoga is everywhere, all the time.
Meditation doesn't always mean closing your eyes. Sometimes it means enjoying the view.
Every one of us can benefit from a little stretching, balance and strengthening. We can all benefit from peace of mind and quiet time. You know that feeling you get when you're floating on three feet of powder? That’s meditation and Yoga. How about when you’re cruising down the most perfect section of single track without a soul around? That’s meditation and Yoga, too. It's always there, even if you don’t consider yourself a Yogi.
Today take a moment to look at your own life and find those moments of Yoga; moments when you've reached out to others, enjoyed some time to yourself, found balance, strength and calm.
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Taking a break in Ash Canyon, Carson City