Yoga is really the art of waking up.
Some of us go through our whole lives asleep. Some of us wake at an early age, others of us are late risers. But when we awaken isn't all that important; everyone has a different path to travel. The simple question is, are you yourself awake or asleep?
We could have a long, metaphysical conversation about whether our reality is a wake state or a dream state – but maybe we’ll tackle that in a later discussion. For now, let’s assume our reality is a state of wakefulness. Are you awake?
There are many reasons people choose to stay asleep. It is easier to be numb. It hurts less to see the injustice or inequality that sometimes makes up parts of our reality. It is easier not to expend the energy it takes to reach our full potential.
But some believe that we are given this chance at being human to have the opportunity to reach our full human potential – to manifest goodness, to enjoy the ride. To marvel at the sunshine, the birds, and all of the green growing things that surround us this time of year.
Yoga can help us experience our wakefulness. It can wake us back up to our own bodies, our own Selfs, and connect us to each other and the world at large.
Now who wouldn’t want that?
If you’re looking to deepen your yoga practice, to deepen your connection to others, and wake up just that much more, check out the teacher training programs at Everyone Yoga School. We make waking up fun.
I am a writer, a reader, and a yoga instructor. I balance all of this with plenty of coffee, chocolate, and naps.
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The Everyone Yoga School blog is written by guest authors who are former students, instructors, and passionate yogis with the sole purpose of sharing the yoga experience in the live and hearts of everyone.