"A huge benefit of practicing yoga is the opportunity to disconnect from our various devices and screens (which we’re all spending way more time on these days), and connect to ourselves, so it’s no wonder that some of us actually find practicing yoga online to be antithetical."
"The yoga practices of the heart, through breathing, postures and meditation, help us seek and feel experiences that benefit ourselves and others."
"Getting into nature and physically touching the earth in person can help remind us of its ever-present beauty, power and support. It can help us find the space to breathe, release our fears, judgements and expectations, and be as we actually are."
"The most pervasive kinds of violence can be hidden behind acts of seeming kindness. One can think of systemic violence and micro-aggressions here. While we may not view ourselves as being violent, hurtful or neglectful; our practices of this are often deeply hidden"
"I didn’t really know what to do, so I avoided them mostly because I was afraid of 'doing it wrong' in front of other people and embarrassing myself. I preferred to do exactly what everyone else was doing. Even though that wasn’t always exactly what was best for me."
"Looking back, even though I wasn’t consciously aware of its importance, I benefited from those few minutes immensely, maybe even more so than the entire 50 minutes of dynamic movement."
"It roots us to the present moment as it pulls us out of our head and into our bodies, away from our thinking mind and into our being selves. "