Yogi’s Choice

Updated: Sep 1, 2019

Choose your own adventure on the mat and off the mat, too.

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In my yoga classes these days, I often reference “yogi’s choice” at least once a class. What I mean by that phrase is that I want to help empower you to make a decision in that moment. I want to help empower you to choose a variation of the pose, meditation or breathing exercise you’re practicing that resonates with you based on what feels good in your body and right in your heart in that moment.

When I lead yoga classes, my sequences are suggestions. They’re not expectations.

Yoga poses conform to fit your body's needs, not the other way around. This applies off the mat and in life, too. You don’t have to follow what everyone else is doing, which is what makes the yoga path a mighty path. There is so much beauty in paving your own way and living your truth. But it takes courage. Trailblazer, this is high-vibe living!

So choose your own adventure.

The next time you find yourself in yoga class with an offering to modify a pose and that modification speaks to you, do what feels good to you in that moment—whether you’ve practiced that same modification hundreds of times or you’re up for exploring a new variation. Find what works for you. Today’s choice might not be tomorrow’s choice.

Get curious. Stay curious. Play. Explore. Discover. Inquire. Learn more about yourself. Build a relationship with yourself. Get to know the one, the only, you. And know that you have a choice—a yogi’s choice.

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