“Yoga is a form of meditation that activates our minds’ and bodies’ spiritual awareness. It uses our breath to connect us to the flow of life within our bodies, which flows through our chakras. It then helps us harness this flow as spiritual and physical energy that empowers us to live more connected to our minds, bodies, our sexuality and life overall. In yoga, this energetic connectedness is known as prana, or ‘life breath’ (Merriam-Webster.com). Since God gave humanity the ‘breath of life,’ (Genesis 2:7) when we practice yoga, we honor God’s gift by honoring the life that flows within and around us.” (Reprinted from I Am a Divine Sexual Being)
I began practicing yoga consistently in 2018. At the time, I lived in an environment in which yoga was as routine as breathing. As such, my awareness was inundated with postures and principles that appeared to bring those who practiced them a great deal of physical and non-physical satisfaction. I wanted this dual-level satisfaction, yet I resisted the effort that it required. Therefore, my yoga practice initially felt more like a chore than a choice. Yet, I knew that yoga was good for me and that if I took my Divinely-recommended dosage, then I would feel – and heal – better.
To date, I feel better now than I felt at the outset of my yoga journey. I also feel that my capacity and capability for healing have expanded as a result. While I have yet to master yoga in terms of asana (i.e. poses), I am progressively learning that yoga’s application to my life, overall, enhances my mastery of all areas of my life.