Monday, February 15, 2010

Starting Out

After more than a year and a half of dissatisfaction, I have found a outlet that properly suites me as a person. Yoga. I know it sounds boring to those who have yet to experience Yoga in its truest and simplest form. To those who are not yogis (or aspiring, like me) Yoga may just seem like a series of different pretzel-like move that are unattainable. But I'm learning that Yoga is so much more, it is a culture all its own. That is the best way I can explain it. There are so many different styles to fit different needs. I have been given the gift of a fantastic teacher and she's not even in an official "yoga studio", she's in my local YMCA! How fortunate am I? She is not the only Yoga instructor there, but she is the only one I have practiced with, who radiates the practices of Yoga. Without even knowing her background, after one class with K you can tell that she lives her practice. She didn't just study a book and some DVDs to take a test and call herself a Yoga instructor. She has walked this path for quite sometime, and has allowed it to develop her as a person. At this point I am aiming for the personal development of my own practice. I look forward to learning as much as possible about my body, what it can do, what it can become. I also hope to make an internal connection that will reveal who I am intended to be in my life. I, like many others my age, have no idea What I Want To Be When I Grow Up. In my Zen journey to personal Awareness I shall choose a career that best suits me. Reestablish the persona that was once Ashanti: quiet, peaceful, happy, and full of love. And sculpt a body I will be proud to walk tall in, and take pictures with LOL. Even if this does not prove to be interesting, I am determined for it to prove productive.