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Spiritual

To me, yoga is more than just an exercise. It is  spiritual practice. Regardless if you live in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Halifax or MontrealSt John’s yoga is an approach to life, a lifestyle. It means it is an individual ability to regulate and connect your mind and your body to your soul.

Starts

 I believe yoga often starts externally with form, posture. And often develops deeper within us, into our muscle groups, our breathing, our thoughts, and our feelings. It is one of the only exercises we do as people that incorporate all aspects of a person into one being. 

This self-care practice teaches a person how to regulate their breathing while letting go of our thoughts and feelings while engaging the body. 

Yoga gives me clarity. It allows me to stop and live, breath by breath. It gives me control when I feel I have none. It gives me love from the most important person: myself. 

Learned

I have learnt even with continued practice, yoga is a self-care journey, and ever evolving

The more a person is able to let go, the more they are able to open themselves spiritually to learn who they are, to become aware of their surroundings and what their physical or mental challenges are in life. 

Most importantly, yoga also provides and creates a tool for an individual to manage the stressors and the daily tasks of life. Yoga teaches us a higher conscious awareness by separating our egos from ourselves. 

Society

Yoga creates stillness in a “never sleeping society”. It allows us to let go of our thoughts and to focus on the underlying driving forces of our environment, all awhile teaching us how to overcome and push past these obstacles. 

It shows us how to create calmness, and balance. Yoga shows us how to become and to stay present in the moment. It keeps us grounded through the life struggles, heals us during the sad times and celebrates the good times. 

It is my best antidote and a hidden gem to this crazy world.