“Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come, come.” - Rumi
This seems to be a wonderful place full of people who are passionate about yoga. Yay!
I love that quote by Rumi because my journey through yoga began when I was 14. It started out as exercise. At 19, it reached a new level as I awakened into spirituality. Now, at 29, I look back on all these years of ups, downs, success, shortcomings, lack of practice, practice on point and I am so grateful. So grateful for this ancient tool that allows us to tap into allllllllll the good stuff. With all the stages and phases of life, it is the light into the dark. With my practice, I have overcome many obstacles by burning excess energy and breathing through the meditation in motion. This breathing and stillness of the mind, the union of physical and mental has transformed me. It touches the deepest parts of my soul and brings it forth.
So no matter how long it has been between practice and breaks, no matter the level of intensity or whatever has come before me as challenges in life… yoga is always there. What a beautiful thing indeed.