Saturday, November 22, 2014

What's Your Yoga?

Recently, I had the amazing opportunity of guest instructing at a local yoga teacher training program. Twice in one week, I traveled to a beautiful little Alaskan college campus tucked away in the woods next to a small lake with the mountains of the Chugach range hovering in the distance.  Impressive!

My topic? Introducing Patanjali along with the Yamas and the Niyamas.  Quite an undertaking in a total of six class hours.As we all sat together and discussed Patanjali's ideas, a question began to emerge that continues to stay with me even after our session ended.

What is yoga?

Of course, I could answer from Patanjali himself or with one of the descriptive definitions provided by his numerous commentators.

But...

What is my yoga?  What does it mean to me?

I would ask any reader of this blog.  What is your yoga?  How do you define the path you walk upon. This is worthy topic of contemplation.  So, I ask you dear yogis...

What is your yoga?