My yoga path started with one class each week. After seven years of weekly classes, I had an “a-ha” moment and exclaimed with great excitement and amazement at my discovery, “There is something more to yoga than these poses!” Now, after diving into the many offerings available for studying Svaroopa® yoga, I can’t help laughing when I share that story. It seems so obvious. And while I laugh, I am also so amazed. What kept me coming back for seven years taking yoga classes if I thought it was simply rolling around on yoga blankets every week for an hour and a half?
I kept coming back because, even though I wasn’t aware of it, the yoga was changing who I was. Today I keep coming back because I know it is changing me. The yoga is opening up who I truly am so that I can bring the best of myself into the world and, more importantly, bring my Self into the world.
Over the years there are so many stories of life-marker-poses, where I find myself in a familiar situation but having a completely different reaction: being friendlier to strangers, a nicer driver, less reactive to button-pushing-situations, making better food choices and so much more! Yoga has changed me so much that it is hard to even remember what it used to be like before yoga. It’s hard to comprehend the amount of change. And I know there is still so much more to come.
Yoga is changing me and therefore changing the world around me. I am so grateful! This is why I offer dakshina — financial support for the organization that supports me, for my Teacher and the transformative Teachings that she brings us. Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram exists solely for our transformation, and we must support the organization so it can support us. Please join me in making a financial offering so that we can bring more yoga into the world, more yoga that changes me, changes you — and everyone we know and meet, whether they realize it or not!
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