The positive effects of yoga on my life

Hi there! Welcome to my first blog post! My name is Sajni and I am extremely passionate about all things yoga. I started to practice yoga when I was 11 years old and became much more into it more recently. Over the last 2 years, I started attending Ashtanga Yoga classes at my local gym. When I moved away, I stopped practicing and started to realise that I missed the practice. Here were some of the symptoms that I was suffering after just 4 weeks of no practice:

  • Mood-swings
  • Lethargy
  • Lack of concentration
  • Weight gain

What I realised quickly, was that Yoga had become an important part of who I am, and has allowed me to:

  • Balance out moods
  • Increase energy levels
  • Improve concentration
  • Lose weight with no diet limitations (which is brilliant, as I LOVE FOOD!)

I felt a deep yearning to get back into practicing and to deepen my practice. Not only did I start to practice more regularly, but I also arranged to take time off from work so that I could go and visit Mysore, the birth place of Ashtanga Yoga. I decided that I wanted to also share this gift with others, and so I signed up for 200 hours of yoga teacher training – I expect that this is the first step in my journey!

My journey will start on Saturday as I depart from Heathrow Airport on the 1st November 2014 to arrive in Mysore where I will be training for the next month at as school there. The schedule includes daily practice but also lessons on anatomy and philosophy. With great excitement balanced with a healthy dose of nerves I am going to dive into the unknown, and to attempt to achieve “connection” in the true spirit of what Yoga is all about. I invite you to follow this blog to hear all about Mysore and what it is like to practice yoga there.

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