Seven years ago I began practicing the asanas in my living room from a DVD I was gifted. After several months, I finally built up enough courage to step into a studio. For five years, I consistently practiced various forms of yoga, from Bikram to Yin to Iyengar to Hatha to Vinyasa to Kundalini. Within that time, I lost a total of 30 pounds, alleviated my lower back pain, eliminated long standing habits, and increased my focus and ambition. With this discipline, I entered my teacher training at Curative Yoga. With two years of devoted studies, practice and meditation my life’s direction and purpose was uncovered.
Hazrat Inayat Khan said, “A teacher cannot teach one the Truth, only the means by which to realize the Truth”. From their own practice, study and experience, the Masters have taught and continue to teach us those means. The wisdom passed down throughout time teaches us that there is more to life than merely the physical matter that meets the eye. That in fact there is an inner life which is filled with an abundance of peace & happiness.
When one comes to a point in ones life where no physical or material means can fulfill ones happiness, one must sooner or later choose to travel inward in order to discover ones true Self. It is not easy and it certainly is not immediate, but it will come. It is my experience that a devoted practice of yoga, by the way of right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness and right meditation will produce the greatest & most satisfying results. So you see, yoga is not simply just a practice held within the confines of a living room or studio, yoga is life itself.
From withIN to without,