Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My first post!!

Blogging is one of those things I always wanted to do but just never got around to it. There is a purpose to this blog (other than allowing me to check something off the list): share my experience at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. I'm less than a week away from a four month seva (selfless service). They do yoga teacher trainings, massage trainings, Ayurveda stuff, and tons of other workshops- http://www.kripalu.org/.

So I guess I should write about why I signed up for this. First, yoga has changed my life for so many different reasons. Through the practice (which is mental moreso than physical to me), I have started to develop a sense of awareness which allows me to be appreciative and notice some good of whatever situation I may be in. I feel like this has given me a great deal of happiness over the past years and surely for many to come. Teaching has also given me a great deal of joy. Yoga is a wonderful practice and needs to be shared! I have enjoyed everywhere I've taught over the past 3 years and I'm really going to miss everyone at the YMCA. But I'm looking forward to taking classes in this unique enviroment and I really, truly hope to comeback with a new perspective and lots of information to share. I guess the last and most profound thing I've gained from practice is peace of mind. Life isn't always sunny and I had let some of the dark days cloud my mind for a while. But I feel like recently I had this breakthrough that I should be thankful for everything (even the shitty stuff) that has happened because without all of my past experiences I wouldn't be where I am now. There is no need to deny, lie, or cheat- be truthful and accepting. The peace that comes after you shift your intention is life-changing. So to be able to give my time and live at a place that emphasizes karma yoga is a dream. I feel lucky to be able to have this opportunity and I hope I take advantage of every minute.

Ok, I think that'll do it for the first post. Hopefully lots more to come!


  1. Nice post! Plus it is nice to hear the kind of inner happiness Yoga bring to you. Take care and update soon!

  2. Thanks for reading!! I'm so sorry I missed you on Wednesday; I underestimated the amount of stuff I would have to do. Have a great holiday weekend!