Another View Magazine Orillia Winter 2014 Edition - Page 7

RETNIW 41Get 02 eussI tsriF EE Nourished RF Body, Mind & Spirit rehtonA weiV By Cat O’Connor ...yoga is about being perfectly perfect as you are. There is something so nourishing about being in a room full of people preparing for their yoga practice. Each time I come to my mat, I am filled with a sense of gratitude and joy. This is why I practice and share yoga: each person sharing and holding ecapS for iwellness ehT yb dehsilbuP space we vretaW and connection through group yoga classes, creating a sense of community and energy that is difficult to describe. You will know it when you find it. aillirO When you find a yoga studio that has this truly nourishing, welcoming vibe – it will become your own yoga home. Finding a safe place to practice on the mat is amazing; a place where people come to hold space not only ssetheir ownW & htlatheH laruothers. for nlle well-being but for e well-being of taN Consider what would be possible if more people were to embrace a yoga practice on the mat, as well as carry their practice off the mat and into the world – building and sharing strength and kindness as they go about their lives. enizagaM This is what I hope to share with as many people as possible as a yoga teacher. It is not being super flexible or perfecting a pose, andsi not about building amazing abs :eus it’s siht edisnI or a tight butt (although this might happen). Yoga is not about perfection. Rather, yoga is about being