Yoga wifi July 29, 2021 by 200YTT Students We all know it as Yoga. It’s derived from the word, “Yuj” , in Sanskrit – a traditional language that dates back to 5000 years ago. “Yuj” means to yoke, or in other words, to unite.In my words however, I’d like to think of it as a connection – like an internet connection (because I’m young and having a strong internet connection is important to me and it makes me feel at ease)Yoga is the union of physical, mental and spiritual practices to build the connection between the body, mind and spirit. Prior to practicing and involving myself in yoga, I have never believed in the importance of this connection. Like, how was this possible in any way? And even if it was, what good would it do for me anyway?I took this course because I was in a bad place. I wanted to get out of my headspace and get back in shape before my school started (I’m a dance student). So this yoga intensive seemed like an attractive commitment to take up during my holidays, as I knew that committing to it would force me out of bed and stop me from sleeping in the shadows of my thoughts. It would help me to get fit, and possibly get me a teaching certificate, I can’t ask for more.Somehow, unknowingly, I began to feel better as we practised various pranayamas (breathing techniques), meditation and yoga flows / poses. I never really believed in breathing techniques or meditation, simply because of how impatient and restless I am as a person. But practising the very 3 practices of yoga has captivated me in a way I’d never imagined. This feeling of being so in tune with your own body and just the sense of connection allowed me to feel a way I have never felt before. I’m not saying that I’m happy all the time now, I’m not saying that I’ve really changed as a person. But those who have been with me throughout this journey have also started to see something different about me – some say I seem “brighter” or “lighter”, but most tell me “I don’t know, you just seem different. Like, in a good way”. So while I can’t find the right words to describe my experience in what may just be a glimpse of finding the connection between my body, mind and spirit, the best analogy I can think of would be a teenager, in a room with a good (or at least stable) internet connection. A full 3 bars.