The word “yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit root “Yuj”, which means “to join”, “to yoke”, “to unite”. The practice of yoga leads to a union between the mind, body and soul and helps us to reach a state of equanimity, defined by the dictionary as “mental calmness and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.”

I think it’s safe to state that we are in the midst of difficult times.  And while we have very little (if any) control over what’s going on around us, we do, however, have the ability to control what’s going on within us ~ and that is where true and lasting change begins.  I encourage you to find stillness, tune inward, and notice what you notice . . . about YOU.  Be kind, be grateful, be accepting . . . to, and of, YOURSELF.  Invite yourself to move, and as you connect with your body, remember to B R E A T H E. Connecting with your body through your breath will enable you to strengthen the union of your mind, body, and soul.

The light in me honors the light in you,

Vicki Sanford, E-RYT200, RYT500, YACEP

Founder, Omni Yoga

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