Yoga is a bliss…

It will be almost a year since I started practicing yoga at RiversEdge in Boonton. In a relatively short period of time, yoga has become a nurturing and comforting zone in my life. If two weeks go without it, I right away realize that something is missing….After yoga, it has become much easier to get in touch with my soul. I appreciate myself more often and have more patience when I face a difficulty or a challenge. It does not only lead to relaxation but also to peace and brings along a faithful trust that God will arrange things for the best…

In my experience, a good yoga class will teach you the positions while having a little bit of meditation, chanting and a relaxation session. It will also challenge your body without hurting it. I am lucky in the sense that my instructor enhances the experience both spiritually and mentally with his brief philosophical conversations following some challenging postures. This really motivates and encourages the students.

I recently wanted to dig into yoga more and read a couple of books. “Yoga: A gem for women” by Geeta Iyengar was my favorite. It outlines how yoga postures can have deep therapeutic effects at different stages in a woman’s life. In my country of origin, yoga is not this accessible and more expensive despite the lower economic income. It is mostly perceived as the sportive activity of the upper class women. This is really unfortunate and not consistent with the philosophy of yoga. However, there are lots of sources on the internet. In addition to that, there are books specifically designed for those who wish to develop their own self-study with lots of pictures and detailed descriptions. So, even if you are not fortunate enough to have affordable access to this form of exercise, take a couple of classes and then try to develop your own self-study at home. In short, give it a try wherever you are and whenever you can …

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