How I came to yoga
Through yoga I am able to embody and express more fully those qualities that make life beautiful.
I came to yoga because I wanted to find a way to live my life with more strength, ease, and grace.
As a former professional dancer I suffered from fatigue, injuries and pain. I dealt with self-doubt and periods of depression and often wondered, what the purpose of this life was and how I fitted in.
In search of a way to feel better, in 1997 I attended my very first yoga class. When I came to a sitting position after the closing relaxation I experienced something I had never felt before: deep peace and contentment. Self-doubt, anxiety and my constant sense of inadequacy faded into the distance. For a few precious moments, it felt just fine to be me.
So, at the age of 27, I started a daily yoga practice. This proved to be a major catalyst for my personal transformation and emotional healing.
Yoga gave me the tools to calm my mind and soothe my nervous system. Through breathing techniques, asana and meditation, I learnt to release physical and psychological tension in a way that felt healthy and liberating.
My practice continues to give me space for honest self-reflection and allows a connection with my heart that is both empowering and uplifting.
An invaluable approach to life life, yoga helps me integrate insights gained through the inner work of study and self-reflection into my being. It provides a pathway to greater self-awareness, deeper consciousness in relationships, and an increased capacity for love and forgiveness. Through yoga I am able to embody and express more fully those qualities that make life beautiful.
Yoga continues to be my greatest resource for maintaining balance in my body, mind and heart and for being the person I aspire to be.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience…we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
– Pierre Tailhard de Chardin