by Susan Baker
For me Yoga is more of a path than a journey, I see a journey as having an ending point; a path as a never ending movement forward. My path started by taking a few led classes here and there: Flow, Yin and Hatha. I loved them all but never felt a real personal connection. Last January I was invited to attend the four-week "Introduction to Ashtanga: Mysore Style Series." I accepted the challenge and I am forever grateful for that invitation and decision.
After my four-week introduction I began my path of Ashtanga: Mysore Style. Mysore Style is more than yoga; it is a personal experience guided by yourself, your breath and your teacher. This self-practice allows you to move and grow at your own pace (I must admit I was comparing myself to others in the beginning). I have learned that I am strong, that I am capable of quieting my mind and that I can attain goals I never thought possible. Mysore Style practice is the window into your own personal possibilities. My favorite experiences have been found in the community of other Ashtanga: Mysore Style yogis, the story telling, the chanting and the encouragement I feel each time I roll out my mat to practice. I am becoming strong, compassionate, and a believer in peace amidst the chaos.
Consider the next Intro to Mysore Series invitation and you will be so pleased you did...