NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
Another year has flown by with lightning speed because having 4 teenagers (two of them in college), 3 dogs, and owning a yoga studio can make for a busy life! I just celebrated 1 year of owning Lotus Yoga and Fitness on December 15th -----it feels like it flew by but at the same time it feels like I have owned the studio for years because I TRULY love what I do. As the New Year is descending upon us, we have the “pressure” of setting “resolutions” and creating new beginnings. I’m not one to really participate in this because I choose to make “Intentions/resolutions” EVERY day and try to live my life by setting these intentions and WORKING at them every day.
I have been so fortunate this year to have met so many new amazing people at my Yoga Studio in Ormond Beach. My students inspire me, and make me passionate about being the best teacher I can be. I am dedicated to staying true to the roots and lineage of all EIGHT limbs of YOGA, and I will continue to do so in 2016 as I continue to be a student of yoga. I will continue to share MY practice to guide my students to learn about themselves through THEIR yoga practice. It is hard for many yogis to not get caught up in the Instagram Yogi “celebrities” who post pictures of themselves in very advanced postures….making the rest of us feel like we have to master that difficult posture or a handstand to be a “yogi”. Its NOT about the Asanas! I always encourage my students to just BE in their bodies, move with their breath and let go of the attachment to how the posture “should” look. That is yoga.
So, If I were to have any advice to give as we move into this new year, it would be to just be present….in your life, in your relationships with others , and also with yourself. That is yoga.
I have been reading a quote this week at my studio and I invite you to repeat it daily, not just in January of 2016:
“I give up freely what is no longer serving me,
I release it to create space for what inspires me”
Do what INSPIRES you every day. Don’t compare yourself to others. Be true to yourself. LOVE yourself. Respect yourself. That’s all that really matters. That is yoga.