IS YOGA MAGIC?
No, yoga is not magical.
(Yup, you heard me.)
Going to a yoga class every week or day will not necessarily make you
happier/thinner/fitter/stronger/better, like the wave of a magic wand. But as you commit to your practice, over time you may find
you are happier and can release challenging situations with a bit more ease or
with a different perspective.
Maybe your body will change, maybe not. Maybe you will discover that your body
doesn't have to be any different than it is right now. That it is beautiful and graceful and full of
light right now. (And you don’t need to rock a full on arm
balance to tell you that. This is
something you feel.)
Perhaps you’ll find better concentration or sleep, better
your abilities or numbers representing various aspects of health. (These are just a few spectacular effects that
a regular yoga practice can reap.)
The “magic” is when we
find a new perspective, a new way of seeing life, situations, even people.
Maybe you’ll find you can approach your desire to change
from a more even space, recognizing that maybe this present moment and
situation is only as challenging or overwhelming as you allow it to be.
Breathe. Accept. Breathe a whole lot more. There is work to be done.
It’s not necessarily easy in each situation presented. But it’s pure experience and because you are
fully present in this moment it will pass with each breath and lead you further
on the journey.
What a regular yoga practice does is activate a seed deep
within each of us. This seed is just
waiting to be touched through your practice.
Sensations arise in the body, breath, and mind as the seed grows stronger. You become more attuned to your heart. Yoga reconnects you with what you already
know in your heart.
So no, yoga is not
magic. Yoga is truth.
Peace & Namaste,