Adventure: Yoga Myths

Everybody was Kung-Fu fighting!

If I can do it so can you. Yoga is an odd thing, surrounded by myth, legend, and endless viewpoints, but for me yoga was my savior, the physical exercise that began to pull from the depths of a multi-year battle with Lyme Disease. I am no expert but what I am is a proponent of understanding what yoga is really about, what it means and how it could work for many of you.

Start small, start quietly. Get a book, learn a pattern of basic poses and you are on your way. Breath, mindfulness, and a break from the rigors of daily life. I know this might seem odd coming from a channel that is primarily about photography and publishing but hear me out. There is more to life and yoga can help illuminate potential paths.

8 Comments on “Adventure: Yoga Myths”

  1. I have done yoga for years. It has always helped me. I like the routine of doing it four times a week. I have those times set aside. I never miss. I need it. Now I am studying the chakras. Invisible yet powerful. I believe in the invisible.

    1. Janet,
      Yoga folks are some of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. Typically, intelligent, slow, thoughtful. I figured you were a convert.

  2. I love that you said yoga connects the dots. it does; it brings all parts of your life together. I study with a master teacher who says exactly what you say: yoga is about the mind and the breathe. I did half ass yoga for 30 years and then at about age 55 I started to do it regularly. No one believes that I am 68. I can move freely, sleep well, walk miles. And yes I did notice strength in my hands and feet. Thank you yoga. Gratitude is what I feel toward yoga. People over 60 who are afraid of it (and many are) should do it.

    1. Janet,
      It’s something you can do for the rest of your life because those two main components, breath and mind, are always there to investigate further. And even the most basic of a pose is enough.

  3. Sort of feeds into another interest I have in meditation. Been meaning to start meditating…I guess now is the right time 😉

    1. Jim,
      Yoga is my only pseudo connection. I’ve had issues trying to meditate over the years. Not with the actual practice, just getting to the practice.

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