You know what I really fucking love about yoga?
The thing I love about yoga are not just the benefits — becoming more flexible, it’s a good way to tone up and gain muscle and strength, it’s an alternative way to exercise and meditate, you get to learn cool poses and show them off.
And by no means, am I super zenned out or have reached total enlightenment when I say what I’m about to say. And I don’t know if I’ll ever reach a point of Zen or total enlightenment and I no longer think about such outcomes or destination cause if there’s one thing I agree with – it’s the notion that it’s about the process and the journey. If I ever reach a point of total enlightenment, it’s like ok cool. But if not, it’s like ok cool!🙏🏽😀
But what I really love the most about yoga is the connection of the body, the mind, and the soul.
I think a lot of the time yoga is more associated with physicality that we forget the spiritual side of yoga.
What I’ve found since starting yoga is that the breath work is just as an important aspect as the body work. The spiritual aspect in yoga is just as important as the breath work and the body work.
The reason why I choose to now live by the mantra of, “let go and surrender” is to remind myself especially during my yoga practises and meditation is to be as present as I can be.
I feel as though letting go is one aspect and the word surrender has become this beautiful word to me.
We think ‘surrender’, we think ‘losing or giving up’, or giving in.
But now I say surrender as a means to just… surrender to the now. If I say accept, it’s kinda well tough luck, you’re gonna have to accept it anyway. But surrender is like this feeling of letting go of everything and just being like… at this exact moment of time, this is all there is and all there ever will be… is ‘now’.
This is what yoga and meditation has taught me.