Personal Touch

One thing I've found about yoga is that the practice can be different for every yogi.  Each practitioner can create their own approach to the art.  Whether you are a seasoned pro, or are just starting out...I encourage you to make your yoga how yoga works for you.  

For me, my yoga is my friend.  We don't get along every day, but for the most part I truly enjoy its company.  I make it my diary.  I check in from day to day to see what's changed from last time, how things might be different today, and have a dialogue between my breath, body, and brain to see what's going on and what I need to attend to.  Lastly, yoga is my therapy.  It helps keep me balanced, it keeps me happy, and it keeps me whole.  

What does it do for you?

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I love your words, Jill. Very inspiring. I totally agree with you. Yoga is a very personal thing. I do some basic Yoga steps, shown to me by my mom, every night before I go to bed and I literally sleep better and with less pain than I was recently. It is really refreshing and loosens up my muscles in a way that allows me to sleep more soundly, I've found. I am looking to become more limber but deal with a lot of lower back pain and also pain in my legs, so I am reluctant to take a class. I wish I were closer to you so I could have some Yoga sessions with you, but maybe we can connect sometime when you are in Newcastle. Hope all is well with you, dear friend. Love your website. It's beautiful, like you. Sending hugs and best wishes!

March 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBethany Denkers

So good to hear that yoga has been a help for you Bethany. No matter how basic the form, you've made it your own. I understand your reluctance to take a class that might be out of your comfort zone or might be too much for your body. So ANY time I'm back home or you're ever in my area, please contact me so that we can connect and I might be able to show you some new things that would be appropriate for your own needs.

Keep it up! And thank you always for the support. Much love.

April 10, 2012 | Registered CommenterJill White Yoga

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