Balancing Body and Mind
Why I practice yoga and meditation.
I was prompted by my local yoga teacher (at Om Prem Vancouver) to briefly ponder the motivation of why I came to class. Earlier in the day, I received an email from a fellow coach Jennifer Leon who posted a blog about "why" we choose to do things;
What is the why behind the action we take?
I realized my "why" for yoga and meditation is this: it is to practice grounding myself, create resilience and cultivate balance, so that in the storm of life which hits regularly (ironically a massive Vancouver weather storm is rolling through at this very moment) - I am responding rather than reacting.
Respond vs React
The benefits of yoga and meditation then are the ability to recognize and compare whether we react or respond!
This beautiful photo is from Adriana Leiva at Costa Rica PranaVida Yoga.
West Vancouver, BC, Canada