HOW YOGA HELPED ME FIND MY INNER STRENGTH

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

HOW YOGA HELPED ME FIND MY INNER STRENGTH
The year was 1992 and I was living overseas with three children under the age of five.  I was far away from home in a foreign culture and felt very much alone.  I was terribly depressed and disappointed in myself for getting into such a bleak situation.  On that day, even the thought of practicing yoga did not stir any joy in my weary soul.  I forced myself to spread my mat and started going through the motions.  After a few sun salutations I finally connected with my breath and my movements became more powerful. Soon, all of my troubles were forgotten.  All that mattered was that breath and the feeling of my body moving through space.   I realized that some of the postures that I was flowing through had once been inaccessible and they were now easy!  A feeling of strength and confidence swept over me and a smile began to overtake my whole self.  Joy!  Freedom!  No one could touch me in this space.  The walls could come tumbling down and I would be alright. Then came total relaxation at the end of my practice.  In that moment, laughing freely with tears streaming down my face, I knew that whatever was happening around me; I could find peace and strength within myself.  All I needed was a small space and the sound of my breath telling me that I am never alone.  I felt so close to God. Have you had moments like this in your practice?  Please share your experiences – we are all connected.                                                                                                                                         Love and Peace; Kimberly  
Kimberly
Kimberly has enjoyed a consistent Yoga practice for 30 years and has been teaching Vinyasa style classes for 11. She began her journey with Sivananda teacher Sunil Komar while living overseas. Kimberly returned home to Utah in 2004 and certified with D’ana Baptiste of Centered City Yoga and Yoga Alliance at a 500 hour level. In addition to Yoga, Kimberly certified as a Reiki Master under the guidance of Dr. Carol Wilson, author of Healing Power Beyond Medicine. She studied Transcendental Meditation with Marc Stephens, Director of the Utah TM Center and considers meditation an essential tool for staying centered. Drawing from these great traditions, Kimberly currently practices and teaches a Vinyasa style class aptly named Energy Flow. This type of yoga practice is energizing and body friendly. It helps practitioners connect with their inner strength while supporting their physical and emotional well-being.

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