As featured in the Nspire Magazine Summer/Fall 2015 Coeur d’Alene Edition
By: Katie Fitzgerald/Photography by: Benjamin Powell
Yoga is home. Yoga is my heart. My devotion. Yoga is a journey inward. It is a journey of the self. It is a transformative experience, invoking the unity of body, mind and spirit. In this space we are free of judgment, unruly expectations, fear, doubt, insecurities, past regret, future perceptions and delusions of what is. This space is sacred. It is a gift and an offering of the heart.
Yoga is a mindful practice. In the midst of the chaos and struggle, there is a stillness so sweet, and a surrender so deep within my heart that I never have to question the outcome too immensely. I simply trust all will be well no matter how uncomfortable it may seem. We don’t Do yoga. We Live yoga.
Many people have the perception of yoga that you must be super flexible or have a certain body type to practice. On the other side, the perception may be that you must be a practicing Hindu or that it may conflict with your own sacred spiritual beliefs. Nothing could be further from the truth. With the rising popularity and awareness of the practice of Yoga, there are many different styles of yoga to choose from, and different teachers and studios to experience; whether you are hoping to experience the physical benefits, or looking to heal on an emotional and/or spiritual level. Regardless of your reasons for stepping onto a mat, be prepared to have your life enhanced. The possibilities are endless.
Come home. Namaste – The light within me honors the light within you.