Years ago I committed to a yoga challenge on Instagram. I had no prior experience with the practice and joined the challenge because I was captivated by the beautiful, fluid movements of the host. It was eye poetry, and I was eager to create art with asana, but at the time I had no idea how massively a yoga practice would affect my life.
Since then, my journey has continued, deepened, and contributed to growth, healing, and evolution in all areas of my life. Today, I am a yoga teacher and an advocate for the many ways a consistent practice can transform our lives mentally, physically, and spiritually. Life moves fast these days, and many of us are bombarded with external stimulation and stress on a constant basis. Now more than ever, we can benefit from daily decompression, grounding work, and introspection.
If you've been sitting on the fence about making it to your first yoga class or wondering what the practice is about and whether it may elevate your health and wellness, consider delving deeper into some of the nonphysical benefits of yoga before getting started. There’s so much more than meets the eye.