A few years ago, I began a practice that I know will be part of my life forever. The yoga I experience blends breath, mindfulness, movement, mantra, asana, chanting, and devotion both on and off the mat. It informs all that I do on any given day. My purple Gaiam mat has become a magic carpet as it takes me beyond my preconceived notions of what my I can do, how flexible I can be physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. When I entered into this realm, as had long been my pattern, I was highly competitive; not with those around me, but with myself. Holding a pose longer, stretching farther; what I did flew in the face of the sage advice of many of my teachers, “Go to your edge, but not much beyond it, to avoid injury.” Did I listen? Not usually. Had an agenda and something to prove. Not any more. When I do arrive on the mat, it is with the intention to be mindful and heart-full.
This video shares the wisdom of a 6 year old yogi named Shiva.
Join me in this chant, “Yum Yum Yum Yummy”