Making a commitment to a regular yoga practice.

The personal commitment you make toward undertaking a regular yoga
practice will be a profound decision and one not to be taken
lightly. It is an invitation, which, if fully embraced by your courage, begins
the process toward self – understanding. It is an undertaking that signifies
your already active acknowledgement that life is a gift not to be taken for
granted and a call to experience life in all its fullness from a more
expanded awareness of what this gift means.

 

Yoga is unlike anything else in the world. It unveils, through the practices
of breath awareness, meditation and physical movement, framed within
the philosophy of yoga, that as individuals we are already inherently
gifted by Nature to experience the fluctuations of life with our own innate
strengths.

 

With supported guidance from your teachers throughout the process
your strength and flexibility will grow not only in your body but also
particularly in your mind allowing for the Truth of your own capacities to
further evolve.

 

A regular yoga practice will place you in a celebration of the wonder of
life honouring and respecting all beings and recognizing your connection
one with another to all that exists. It will awaken you to another way of
seeing yourself and your place in the world.

 

A regular yoga practice makes no claim to quick fixes or promises of
rewards or gains. It is a process not constrained by time. There is no
hurry and no performance criteria. Yoga is unique in these respects.
How freeing it may be to know that all you have to do is make a
commitment to a regular yoga practice and be open-minded to all that
unfolds along the way.

 

It simply requires from you a steadfast dedication, patience, kindness and
faith in the yoga practice itself.

 

The invitation to undertake a regular Yoga practice is not for the feint-
hearted but rather a wonderful opportunity for those who are fearless
and enquiring to take the ‘road less travelled’ as it may make ‘all the
difference’ living this one precious, magnificent life.

 

 

By Suzie Hoile, student and philosophy teacher