Why We Practice Yoga

Yoga helps us get to know ourselves.  Through a consistent yoga practice, we become more aware of what is going on in our bodies and minds, and we begin to notice patterns that exist in our lives.  This awareness allows us to act consciously and respond to any situation with grace.  It allows us to evolve into our best selves.  The ability to be truly present, established through linking breath with movement, begins to extend beyond the mat and into daily life.  Rather than get carried away with thoughts of the past or future, we begin to notice what life is like right NOW.  Life becomes simpler yet richer and more satisfying.  We begin to notice life’s many pleasures.  We get healthier, and our relationships improve.  We find new meaning in small tasks.  We naturally begin to take better care of ourselves because we have a better understanding of our needs.  And we become happier.  We begin to understand how to cultivate feelings of happiness and how to spread that joy around us.  These are just a few of the byproducts of a consistent yoga practice.  Much more than the fitness routine it is often misunderstood to be, yoga merges body, mind, and spirit, making us healthier, happier, and more vibrant. 

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