Sometimes a student is so quiet that you’re not sure that they’re engaged in learning what you’re presenting. But for many of my students they experience the same themes. I think that we need yoga more than ever in the world. We need to get rid of the anxiety and stress that comes with every day life and get back to letting go of the things we cannot control…..
I am glad I choose to take Yoga my first year of college. Yoga has helped me deal with my stress. I have anxiety and depression and can get stressed over things that are not in my control.Yoga has taught me to live more in the moment. I understand now that things take time, it’s a process and the process/development can be a beautiful journey. My favorite discussion topic was the Yamas and Niyamas. My top three were Ahimsa, Asteya and Isvara Pranidhana. When learning about the Yamas and Niyamas, it made me question myself a lot like asking myself “Am I happy?” “Am I satisfed?” “What’s next?”. All things we ask ourselves when we get older.
My overall Yoga experience was a good one. I will continue to practice Yoga more at home. Before starting Yoga I thought it would be just sitting in silence for a long time and clearing your mind and thoughts but it’s more than that. I was not expecting to do deep stretches that began to really test my body, but I liked it. My favorite part of Yoga is the spiritual side of it. I love the feeling I have after I do Yoga, it’s the same feeling I have when I leave the gym. The feeling of letting go and taking your mind off things that stress you. I really enjoyed taking Yoga this semester.
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