14 years ago I came out as a lesbian. Yoga was my journey to that discovery.
Here is what I’ve learned:
I’ve learned through yoga that you can change the script any time you want.
I’ve learned through yoga that pain can be our greatest teacher.
I’ve learned that finding your voice is a tough process, but as soon as you do, you need to use it always for good.
I’ve learned that being exactly how your creator made YOU, is the greatest currency you could ever provide for this planet.
I’ve learned that being gay is not a death sentence.
I’ve learned that being different is your rocket fuel to transcend.
I’ve learned through yoga, that the more I feel secure, strong, and capable in my body, the more I can stand up for myself in the face of oppressors.
I’ve learned that the bullies never win. Love wins. Always.
I’ve learned that yoga is the most forgiving, when we think we don’t deserve forgiveness.
Yoga is the grace, when we’ve lost our footing.
Yoga is the place where it gets better.
Yoga is the place that saved my life, when I no longer wanted to live.
I’ve learned that yoga is more than mala beads, brand name leggings, perfect pony tails, and perfect poses. Yoga is more than just a yoga mat, and a monthly membership.
Yoga does not care how you show up, just that you do.
Yoga doesn’t worry about your past, its only concern is what you take with you into your future.
I’ve learned that that this practice believes in us when we can’t believe in ourselves.
I’ve learned that it’s not about just shaping your body, but what you let shape your life.
I’ve learned that the “real” yoga begins the moment we step off the mat.
I’ve learned that we have to be aware of what’s happening in the world because it deserves our attention.
I’ve learned through yoga that I’d rather be a human that is kind than keep up with the human race.
I’ve learned through travel that we humans are more alike than we are different, and the moment we put down our swords and egos, we find our brothers and sisters.
I’ve learned that yoga isn’t some circus act, or declaration of achievement, but rather an embodiment of constant, soulful evolution. 1/2