‘Yoga is an art, a science and a philosophy. It touches the life of man at every level, physical, mental and spiritual. It is a practice method for making one’s life purposeful, useful and nobel.’ – Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
My yoga journey started with Kundalini yoga teacher’s training at Tirisula Yoga, followed by Astanga yoga teacher’s training course. It has been two months or so of intensive yoga training. For someone who has done a splatter of yoga classes before this, it has indeed changed my life at every level.
On a physical level, I have grown stronger and more flexible in areas where I never knew existed. My spine has straightened out so much, my back is strengthened and I stand taller; my digestive problems improved, my breathing became deeper and my backaches reduced significantly.
On a mental level, I am much calmer, more centered and focused. Which is good… given the scatterbrain that I was before I started!
On a spiritual level, with meditation and pranayama breathing techniques, I am able to center and stay in the moment much more. My personal favorite are the mantras that we learnt in Kundalini yoga that just lifts you up to the fourth dimension just by itself. This incredible connectedness with consciousness and breath is, to me, spirituality in daily practice. There is so much more to spirituality in Yoga that I believe, needs to be experienced more than in theory.
But I believe, the union of all three levels has been the right path for me. And it is the path that I have found in Yoga.