Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My Devotion; Yoga




Hi Bookies :)

I am about to finish my current read but before I do and write my book review for it I want to share something personal about my life.

YOGA.

I have been doing Yoga for almost eight years now. I started practicing it out of curiosity and simply because I want to indulge myself into an "exercise" that doesnt involve lifting weights and so I introduced myself into Yoga. Introduce myself means I am self taught. I read and bought a Yoga video and from there my Yoga devotion started. It is not easy to start it without a teacher or as they are known these days as "gurus".

At first it was simply a weekly "exercise" which involves a lot of asanas and stretching but as the years transcend I also transcend deeper into the practice. Since it has always been my life's dream to grow as a person Yoga helped me to evolve. Before it was only a weekly exercise now it is a spiritual devotion.

I really do not want to go hippy with this blog, I just want to share my thoughts about Yoga. At present it is considered "in" if someone practices Yoga. I honestly feel sad when anyone only practices Yoga for bandwagon sake. Yoga is a 3000 year old practice which aims for us to grow inside out. Buddha practiced Yoga to help him reach Nirvana. Today Yoga is mostly used or practiced for the sake of pop culture and commercialism.

Yoga is not and will never be limited within a Yoga mat. True Yoga happens when you take your devotion into real life. True Yoga encourages the student to eliminate ones ego, to be grounded, to be content, and to savour life. Yoga encourages the student to practice and evolve but it doesnt encourages perfection.

In connection to reading I must admit that I wont know anything about Yoga if I have not read about it. With reading I am growing and evolving as a person just like Yoga.


M.

1 comment:

Charles Ravndal said...

I tried yoga for like a month and I really like it. Sadly most of the yoga classes in our gym starts early and I'm still at work :(