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