Are you a yogi? Have you heard about all the great benefits and thought to give it a go??
I first went to a yoga class about 10 years ago due to mild back pain. I was surprised by how quickly I gained flexibility and strength through only one class per week. I was working as a massage therapist at the time and the increased core muscle strength greatly reduced the strain on my back.
In the following years I became more interested in the spiritual side of yoga. I did a one month intensive in Thailand and a 200 hour Teacher Training in Guatemala.
I learnt about and practiced the yamas and niyamas. These are like the 10 commandments of the yogic path, guidelines for ‘right’ living.
I went to kirtans which involve chanting, singing, and dancing in spiritual devotion to Govinda, Krishna, Gopala, and other Hindu gods. This is Bahkti yoga – the yoga of devotion.