Practicing vegetarianism led me to yoga. Exactly five years ago, my materialistic and shallow self used to think that yoga is just a trendy fashion statement. Models, celebrities are raving about it and since I was also stick-thin that time, why not give it a try?
|my shallow yoga practice|
In a spiritual context, yoga is a state of union with the Divine or an experience of oneness with the great Reality. Yoga means to direct your mind towards God, to realize your oneness with the Divine Consciousness. Beyond the postures and exercises, the ancient teachings of yoga aim at lasting, loving union with the Supreme. That’s how my love for yoga started (if you’ve read Eat Pray Love by Liz Gilbert, you’ll know exactly what I meant).
I have a love-hate relationship with it. At times, I still think that it’s just a fad. A confusion, like I’m caged in my own hyped up contraption. But I keep coming back, like an old beaten up record player that keeps on playing the same old ratty song. So I just let it be.
It’s good to be confused sometimes. It’s what keeps me grounded. :)