Origins of My Yoga Path

Journey to your Roots | Yoga

Every day is a fresh beginning,

with countless paths and opportunities waiting to be discovered, should we be open to them. My journey with yoga has been precisely that—a journey of self-discovery, growth, and transformation. It all began when I was just 19, at a time when life had thrown me a series of curveballs, leaving me with profound questions about my purpose and existence.

Asking questions like “Who am I?” “What is my life’s purpose?” and “Why am I here?” had become a daily ritual. Little did I know that yoga held the answers to these existential inquiries, offering me guidance on this enigmatic path called life.

I vividly recall the day my life took a remarkable turn. A text from my soul sister, bursting with excitement, altered the course of my destiny. “Do you have any plans for the afternoon?” she asked. “No,” I replied. “Great! Put on some workout clothes; I’m taking you somewhere special.” With an air of mystery, she whisked me away in her car, leaving me to contemplate life’s mysteries in the passenger seat. Little did I know that this spontaneous adventure would introduce me to Bikram yoga, a momentous occasion that would forever alter the trajectory of my life.

That inaugural class opened my eyes to the profound interconnectedness that lies at the heart of who we are. While I had some knowledge of meditation and chakras prior to that day, it was during that class that I truly comprehended the intricate dialogue between our minds, bodies, and breath. This revelation marked a turning point in my understanding, especially considering my prior knowledge of the human body had been confined to textbooks and pharmaceuticals during my vocational program in high school. This one class is where the journey of answering the questions I once use to ask myself. Learning how the energy of the universe connects all.
Over the past decade, I’ve delved deeper into my practice and expanded my knowledge significantly. Nevertheless, there are moments when I feel like I’m starting anew, revisiting the same texts I read at the beginning of my journey. I focus on the profound teachings of Patanjali and the Yoga Sutras, weaving prayer and mindfulness into my practice. The teachers I follow are often online, and they may not even know my name. Yet, in this digitally connected world, it’s incredible how one can connect with the wisdom of a teacher through a computer screen. They carry the torch of yoga’s lineage through generations, breathing life into its timeless teachings.

In this ever-changing world filled with chaos, I am not only committed to embodying the principles of a yogic life but also to honoring the rich culture and heritage from which it stems. Wherever my roots, I’ve never felt closer to the ethics of yoga. If you, too, are seeking to embark on a similar journey or have lost touch with something that once resonated with your soul, I wholeheartedly encourage you to explore these morals and ethics. They bear a resemblance to the timeless wisdom of the Ten Commandments and have the potential to profoundly enrich and deepen your life.


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