"Your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride." -AB
It's with a sad heart that I write that line. In some ways I disagree. Being a novice nutritionist in my free time has taught me that what we put in our bodies is important. Still I can't shake it. What is life without joy? Anthony Bourdain ended his joyride in a baffling way that left us all wondering, "where's happy?" Excuse me for starting on such a somber note but so many of us are searching for joy, happiness, contentment or maybe just a life without hurt and pain.
Studies tell us that the one thing we are sorely missing in our existence is human connection. We are so virtually connected yet so terribly LONELY. So what's the cure for lonely? And what does this have to do with yoga? To me it is clearly relevant. Yoga connects us to our breathe, our bodies, our community, our humanity and our humility. I'm not going to sit here like some yogi gurus and tell you that yoga cures all. I am going to tell you that yoga and mediation helps me connect with my body in a way that no other form of exercise or activity does. I often find myself laying in shavasana at the end of class with tears rolling down my cheeks. That's why I opened The Yoga Casa. To create a community that helps people through those dark days. That creates a community where all people can find a little bit of joy. Because life is a rollercoaster, so find a community and enjoy the ride.
Read my thoughts on yoga, teaching, parenting and everything in between. Shout out to Tiffany Stewart for help with the writing.