Yoga is coming home.
When we are asked to define home we may actomatically think of the house or structure we sleep in, cook our meals in, and gather with family. We may think of our city, state or nation as our home, or maybe even earth among all the other planets.
When asked to describe qualities of home some might say, safe and comfortable. When we are ill it’s the place we want to be, and where we close our eyes for the night. Some might say home is caotic and disheveled at times. The place with the never ending to do list.
When we practice yoga we are introduced to a different home, ourselves. We begin to fully embody our body and find those same qualities within ourselves. Yoga teaches us that all things other then our spirit is in a state of nonpermenance. Including our houses themselves, all things outside our spirit have an expiration date. With a steady practice of yoga we get to know this internal space and take great comfort in its presence. In that space we see and feel that vibrational energy Shambhala Buddhists call Basic Goodness. Home is no longer a material thing or identity. Home is the place of peace and potential within, even when there is caos.