I’ve been teaching at the Wanderlust Festival in Oahu this weekend and am amazed at how many students are having their very first experience of yoga here. I’ve heard many students say that doing yoga feels like coming home. It feels like coming back to your self.
We seek answers on everything from nutrition to our personal happiness everywhere but from ourselves. Practicing yoga allows you to reconnect to the only person who can give you expert advice on you.
The practice silences the incessant chatter in your mind, all the expectations you’ve internalized and all the things you think you “should” be doing.
As the mind settles you gain clarity with what you want.
I’m not surprised when I ask students what their dream is and they say, “I don’t know.” They can probably tell you what their parents, partners or even employers want for them but they can’t verbalize what they want.
There is a fear of asking for what you want. Do I deserve it? Can I really have it? Will I fail? Will I succeed?
Are you waiting for someone else’s permission before you start going after your dream?
There are powerful, cathartic practices to silence the voices in your head leading you away from your dream.
My Crystallize Your Vision program begins with these practices. You can find out more here.
My next stop is the International Yoga Festival in India.
May the long time sun shine upon you.