Welcome Roberta to the blog. I asked her to help us understand why so many people love Yoga, and what it means to her personally. I think she did a great job.
For some, yoga is strictly a physical practice, another way to work out. There is also a philosophical side to yoga. And one of the basic principles is to be present. As a chronic worrier – living in the present has really helped me see life more clearly. Worrying assumes that something will happen in the future. The future has not been created yet. Living in the moment allows your mind to be more peaceful. And worrying never affects the outcome, worrying just clutters up the present. When you focus on problems – you get more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you get more opportunities. The physical aspect of yoga is amazing, but ultimately, it is a path to a better you. Through yoga I am finding my path to being the person I want to be. I may not be there yet – but I am closer than I was yesterday.
Yoga is amazing for its ability to create space in our bodies – but it can also create more space in our hearts to love unconditionally, to trust without suspicions and to live each day with gratitude."
You can find out more information about Roberta and her Yoga practice on her Website: http://www.amamayoga.com/