I have been attending Yoga class since the beginning of the year. I was guided to do so by God Herself. You see, I had been feeling disconnected to the physical world and spiritually stagnant but I wasn’t sure how to shift my energy to make my life experience ‘better’ so I opened myself up to The Universe and asked to be guided in the direction that would be most beneficial for me. I was opened to what was presented and I was ready for a change. I knew it was time for a personal transformation and knew it was necessary for my spiritual growth and individual expansion.
Yes, I knew that there were other Yoga studios in the area but I was more than a little concerned that they wouldn’t be the type of place that I was looking for. In fact my instructor regularly taught at a local gym and encouraged me to go there for her classes but that was not the atmosphere I was seeking. Yoga wasn’t just physical exercise like the other classes offered at gyms; it was so much more. Yoga had become a way for me to integrate my physical self with my non-physical self and at this point in my life experience it was so very vital for me to continue to practice. Was I going to allow this obstacle to hinder my spiritual growth? I slowly came to the realization that I was being tested. God Herself was presenting a challenge. What was I going to do? Allow this obstacle to end my progress or rise above it? I began talking about my situation with friends and received a recommendation for a local studio.
And so on Monday, February 24th I took my first Yoga class at the new studio with a new instructor. Since that day I have been going every Monday and Wednesday. I have shifted. I can feel the changes occurring within me energetically, as well as physically. Yoga is exactly what I asked for. It is clear to me that I have some deep-seated issues that are making their way through the layers of denial that I have built up over the years. Yoga has been cathartic. It provides so much for me and I am grateful to those who share sacred space with me each morning. Whether those individuals realize it or not, even though they are not the instructor it is our combined energy that creates the safe place that I practice and which in turn grants me the security to release and integrate these shadows I am holding inside. And for that I am grateful.