I’ve been practicing Yoga for about seven months now and I’ve progressed from beginners’ classes to an intermediate level. In that time I’ve noticed physical changes as well as mental and spiritual. I enjoy the challenge of Asana and Pranayama and I’ve been learning and trying to absorb the philosophical and spiritual aspects as well. One of yoga’s great attractions for me has been its holistic approach. The body, mind and spirit are not separate entities but inter-related and overlapping aspects of the same being. What occurs in one affects the others.
Recently, I began to consolidate my yoga experiences from my journal, my tweets and anywhere else I had documented them, into an offline yoga blog. In this offline blog, I also entered information from books and magazines. Yesterday, I decided to create an online blog to document my yogic journey in order to share my experiences and, hopefully, give myself more accountability in my practice and maybe inspire others.
At the moment, the blog mainly consists of snippets from classes and home practice with some items I’ve found in books, magazines and others’ blogs. But I will, in time, be adding my own commentary and ideas as I continue on this journey and my practice deepens.
Adho Mukha Svanasana, getting down with the down dog. I named it after one of my favorite asanas, Downward-facing-dog. It’s a very versatile pose incorporating a inversion and a forward bend as it works the arms, shoulders, core, hamstrings and calves. It’s also serves as a transition to many other poses.