As I was paging through one of my yoga books a few months ago I found the most wonderfully worded Sutra:
Grace, beauty, strength, energy, and firmness adorn the body through yoga. -Yoga Sutra III.47
I was so inspired by those words that it was the theme of the yoga class I taught that day.
When I first started on my yoga journey I was deep into my ballet classes and figure skating lessons. I love body movement and feel very graceful and beautiful while doing it. For me, the strength, energy and firmness were just an added benefit of the movement. Once I stared with yoga, I realized that yoga is also a beautiful thing for me. It also has all of the added benefits and then some! But in the beginning, it was the beauty of the poses and how I FELT in them.
How do you feel when you move your body? If you do yoga, what drew you to it?
Some things to think about the next time you are on your mat.