Whether you are new to yoga or have been practicing for many years, we all have a “moment.” A moment where something shifted and our practice allowed us to see ourselves and the world around us in a different way. A moment where we fell out of a pose and laughed and it was everything. A moment that showed us we’re stronger than we realized. A moment where we finally kicked up into headstand on our own and couldn’t believe it. A moment where we could finally let it all go and just be.
That “moment” is different for everyone and this summer we want to celebrate YOUR yoga moments. We also want to acknowledge the many yoga studios all over the world that make so many incredible yoga moments possible. Want to share your yoga moment with us? Here’s how.
This week’s Yoga Moment comes from Linda Colley during her practice at home.
“I am self-taught and I practice yoga 4 times a week. When I found yoga, I was in a bad place in my life. I was coming out of a bad relationship, I was a smoker and my diet wasn’t as healthy as it could have been. I needed a major change. I went out and purchased a book about yoga and picked out a few poses and started practicing them. Learning the power of my breath was everything to me. It slowed me down long enough to make small, positive, changes. Slowly, I managed to quit smoking and started to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet. As a result of my daily veggie intake, I eventually became vegan. In addition to my practice, I also started running. I am 53 years old and I run 30 minutes every morning and I now help other do the same.
My yoga moment was when I was in Warrior. When I was half way through it, I started crying – tears of joy. I finally did it! I was where I wanted to be physically and mentally and it was then I realized I was balanced. I started to think back and I just couldn’t believe how far I had come. Yoga will be a part of me for the rest of my life. Namaste.”