Did you know that your Yoga practice can go with you everywhere? We often think that we do not have enough time for our meditation and Yoga practice. After all if we think that Yoga can only be practiced in a gym or a Yoga studio, that can feel a bit challenging on our time schedule and our wallet.
The beauty of Yoga is that it goes everywhere that you go! You do not even need a mat to practice on! You can practice Yoga in a chair, on the grass, in a plane or train, on your hands, on your feet, on your head, and even on a surf board!
Yoga is not just a physical practice, in fact, the postures are only one small facet in the tree of Yoga. To be a Yogi is to take care of yourself from the inside out. To be kind, to be of service, to breathe deeply, to trust the process of life. These are all practices that can be put into place regardless of the time or location.
Let your meditation practice for the day be a mindful walk around a patch of grass or on the sand. Find the posture of standing mountain strong when you are waiting in line for that latte! Practice deep breathing by taking in the scent of a flower or fresh baked cookies! Practice kindness by opening doors for others, and letting the woman with only one item in her hand, pass in front of you at the grocery store! Be mindful of your words, your actions, and see how you can manifest peace in your life.
You see Yoga is a state of mind, a lifestyle, and it is for everyone no matter where you are from or how old you are. Yes, sometimes Yoga is turning your body into a pretzel, and that is the journey for some. But…there is so much more! Wuf Shanti invites you to learn all that you can about Yoga and incorporate aspects of the practice into your daily life. You may even realize that you already are a Yogi even if you have never rolled out a Yoga mat!