“A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.” -Unknown The Ajna (which means command or summoning in Sanskrit) Chakra is the 6th primary chakra in the body, located in the center of the brain between the brow in the pineal gland. The pineal gland, most commonly referred to Read more…
“Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking. -Rumi The lunar energy of the moon can provide many benefits and can be very calming for meditation. Whether you believe in the magic of the moon or Read more…
“Yoga exists in the world because everything is linked.” -Desikashar It feels great to jump start your day with a quick yoga sequence. Our days can be filled with many stressors, such as our morning commute to work, piles of work that may be waiting for us, a busy schedule, Read more…
“I looked in temples, churches, and mosques. But I found the divine within my heart.” -Rumi As a black woman who grew up in the south, it’s rather unusual to deem yourself non-religious and just spiritual. My parents raised me to be a free thinker and religion was never something that was Read more…
“You’re only as young as your spine is flexible.”
So in a perfect world we would all be capable of stretching like the guy from the Fantastic 4, but in reality, most of us are not gifted with super bendy genes. The art of yoga can be quite exquisite, with beautiful backbend poses that are performed with such elegance and grace.
Some of us want to become more flexible to be better dancers, performers, and athletes, but the vast majority of us really want to relieve back pain, and increase our overall mobility.
I learned right away that my back had underlying issues, and yoga has helped me so far in slowly correcting them.
“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”
As we continue to grow more and more health conscious, yoga has become quite popular worldwide . Yoga studios continue to open, and more and more people of all ages, shapes, sizes, and ethnicities want to practice. There’s no doubt that yoga has many wonderful benefits, but is it a stable career path?
This may be the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about.
Teaching yoga is definitely not for everyone, and it requires patience, dedication, hard-work, and many sacrifices. I wanted to explore in depth what this industry is really like and is it a sustainable way to live?