Nataraj Express

Journey to the Self

“Yoga Changed My Life”

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Today I read something, that although I have read many times before, struck me differently. “Yoga changed my life”. It made me think… Nothing external from us can be the cause of our suffering or of our happiness, so how can something external change us or our lives? It is not Yoga that changes our lives, it is us alone that do that. I think we must stop blaming or putting the merit on anything that is not us. It all comes back to our own choices; cause and consequence, the eternal law of Karma. What Yoga does (and any other thing, other paths of self-study) is connect us to our selves; to our little minds (egos) and to the great infinite mind. It opens up the door to knowing, studying, and accepting ourselves. It’s not Yoga that changes us, it’s Yoga that makes us look at ourselves without judgement and without preconceptions. It’s Yoga that teaches us the deep surrender to what is. But ultimately it is us, and only us that can change, and that can change our lives… Yoga is the journey of the self to the self, but it is the self that chooses.

Author: Danah Blanco (Nataraj Express)

Yoga Teacher~Dive Master~Art Historian

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