There are as many reasons why people begin a yoga practice as there are different ways to practice. I first tried meditation as way of coping with chronic illness and stress a few years ago.
After a few months my symptoms improved, and something else happened that I didn’t expect. I became happier.
With time and patience I began to understand that our happiness is a by product of our choices and actions. I realized that the way I lived, the food I ate, the friendships I formed, the job I chose, and how I used my body all had the capacity to make me happy or miserable.
I was tired of being miserable. I was 254 lbs, totally out of shape, sleeping with a Bi-PAP machine, and coping with chronic illness. So in order to improve my health, I stepped onto a yoga mat.
I began a journey of self-discovery that has enriched my life and relationships. By using the lessons I learned in yoga and meditation when I stepped off the mat also, I was able to lose over 50 lbs, reduce chronic illness and stress, and discover untapped potential in my life.
I’m really excited to share the gift of yoga with others who, like I was, may be too intimidated to try.
Most of us think that yoga is only for skinny, flexible people in great shape. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Every pose and every class are adaptable to every body type and skill level. Yoga is for all of us. If you can breathe, you can do yoga.
I invite you to join me on the mat.
Lyndon has been doing Yoga about 6 hours a week for two years. He is now offering a free class at Emmanuel.
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