Sunday is International Yoga Day and funny enough I have just had a wonderful session in the garden at Pennybridge with my lovely yoga instructor Lolly from Firefly. Lolly is an amazing person and I get so much out of my time with her. I enjoy doing yoga not only for what it gives me but also for the people I meet along the way.
Yoga is like a spiritual practice to me. Spirituality means something different to everyone. For some, it is a threatening term which brings up all sorts of negative connotations. This is a sad state of affairs and one which I would love to remedy given the chance. For others it is a time of reflection which brings a sense of calm. That is what yoga does for me. I love moving my body into different yogic positions and breathing into it. The breath is so important in yoga and I find it inspirational to focus on it. All my pent up tension and stress is released when I practice yoga and I feel at one with the environment and nature. Doing yoga outside was the ultimate experience as it made me feel grounded to the earth and connected to the sky. It was divine.
Do you have a spiritual practice that makes you feel calm and enlightened? If not maybe it is time to find one. Why not join me on Sunday morning? I am going to get out of bed early and do a yoga practice as the sun rises. Sunday is also Father’s Day and I will say a prayer for my dad who is up in the sky watching over me.