Inspiration is the word of the month!

I’ve been conscious of how long it’s been since my last blog post.   Sorry it’s been a while.  The reason is mainly down to travelling and not having my laptop with me for over a month. I’ve been dying to post something and I couldn’t wait any longer so I went ahead with the tedious task of blogging via my phone.  Today I’m blogging from Cambridge, England.

So what are the highlights of these past few months?  Well, I’ve drawn on some remarkable sources of inspiration from some amazing people.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!   You know who you are and I’m so grateful to have you in my life.

This summer has been an unforgettable experience and the best is yet to come! Aside from the travelling, it’s been filled with love, learning and light. It has also seen me share my love of yoga to fellow workmates and new and old friends. If I can inspire someone to practice or even explore the avenues of yoga, then I can honestly say that I am contributing to living out my personal legend as at this point, I cannot imagine my life without practicing nor teaching it.

Secondly, I have to put this out there…

I’m sure you’ve also seen many high-profile “yogis” constantly posting yoga challenges, handstands and other incredibly impressive acrobatic displays, which are appealing and inspiring to see.

However, most yoga asana selfies and photos are from a purely aesthetic and stylistic sense. These photos are not yoga. Art? Inspiration?  Marketing? Sometimes one or maybe all three.  But not truly yoga.

Any asana pictures I share with you does not wholly represent anything about the big picture practice of yoga nor does doing a bad ass asana make me an advanced practitioner. What it does represent is my love of asana practice and capturing the beauty of the body set against the beauty of our world.

We shouldn’t feel the need to tweet or Instagram it, but this is where the world is headed. This is the modern age and whether we like it or not, yoga is fitting into it as much as we are trying to fit the modern age into yoga.  Social media is here to stay and we can make use of it in many inspiring ways.

Just always remember that asana practice or ‘Hatha’, is just one of the eight limbs of yoga.  That’s the beauty of yoga, it’s a way of life – the physical practice which we enjoy is only a part of it.

Keep watching this space as I develop new ideas to make yoga more accessible for everyone. (A primary goal for Pranalistic)

Namaste.

Remember, it doesn’t matter how deep into a posture you go – what does matter is who you are when you get there.” ~ Max Strom

Photo credits: Nalin Deshpande; Nicola Dillon; Susan O’bey
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