Curiosity GOT me to the MAT

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.”

-Oprah Winfrey-I fucking Did It

 

Curiosity

What you might not know about me is that I was really scared of yoga when I was first introduced to it. Although, (and you might of already read this in one of my other blog posts) I have recognized that I have been a yogi since I was a little girl. The mindset to take care of myself, lighting the fire inside of me to my own spiritual path, and the ability to quite my emotions finding different ways to meditate. The active part of my yoga practice wasn’t something I really connected with until my late twenties when curiosity brought me to my first regular yoga classes. That same curiosity that made me the first one to learn to read in my school class, the dedicated curiosity that got me to put myself through college, and that risky curiosity that brought me from New York City to San Francisco. I was very much the girl who picked a 7mile run, a soccer game, or even pick to embarrass myself over a beginner’s hip hop class before picking a “boring ass yoga class.” New York city’s rat race finally brought my soul to the mat because I was stressed and I was hurting. I couldn’t find happiness or peace anywhere in that city until I started connecting with myself on my yoga mat.

In-between my move from New York City to San Francisco I completed my yoga teacher training with my newest mentor, Marianne Wells, in Costa Rica at the Goddess Garden Eco Resort. As my fiancé and I begin our new life together on the other side of the country, I still hold onto the curiosity of my yoga practice. My practice has evolved and is much different than it was when I moved to New York. Different not because of the city I am in – but, because of a different mindset, and a new chapter in my yoga life. I am motivated and inspired to become a good yoga teacher who is curious and willing to take risks. A teacher who motivates you to become curious about your body, about your spirituality-whatever that means to you, and curious on how to change your mindset on and off the mat. My full time job starts next Monday, and as I start to transition my “yoga buzz” into the “real world” I like to first, remind myself that I fucking did it! Now, it is time to continue this curiosity and live really real yoga every damn day!

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