Yoga is…

Awhile back, one of my mentor teachers, Willow Ryan, brought up a great question: “If you could could summarize in one word or short phrase what yoga means to you, what would it be?”

The word that popped into my head first was “connection”. I just know yoga makes me feel more connected to my breath, those around me, and the universe in general. Even my feet feel more connected to the earth as I walk out of yoga class.

I posed this same question to a number of Forrest yogis and this is what words they used to describe what yoga means to them:


    The Practice of connecting to myself and others
    Space to actualize intention
    Paying attention
    Letting myself be Home…At home in your body…At home with your mind…Safe, secure, peaceful. living in the present moment
    A breath-deepening journey into love and compassion
    Bliss of embodiment
    Breath connecting mind body and spirit
    Me time
    Physical practice of connecting with Spirit
    A safe place for me
    A practice where I can feel fluid and feel inhabiting my body with love
    Healing and brightening up my mind, body, and spirit
    Finding balance and connecting to spirit
    An expression of life
    Connection: connecting body, breath, mind and spirit
    Inhabiting my body and spirit and developing my superpowers to live life with passion
    Yoga to me is the essence of AUM. A lifestyle of consciousness through liberation of body, mind, and spirit.
    Truth. Life.
    Knowing that if you truly want to ever love someone, you must see love in ALL things.

What does yoga mean to you?

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