This past weekend I attended Global Mala in Newark, NJ. Last year was my first time and I loved the energy so I decided to make this every year thing. We did 108 sun salutations, about 50 oms and got to know the people around us. I had great time. Hopefully I’ll be able to share some more photos from the event (see above)once they’re published.

 Yoga means to unite. Its translation is “to come together and make whole.” To me this means that everyone and everything is connected one way or another. Your body, mind and soul. You are somehow connected to every person you meet in this life, you don’t meet them by accident. They are all assignments sent to yoU by the universe. They are there to teach and you are there to learn.

Yoga has made me closer to my body. I know it better now. I’ve also learned to connect the movement to meditation so that it all flows together seamlessly. It took a while, but I’ve finally figured it out. That one and half hour I spend at the studio flowing is 100% quality me-time, connecting my body, mind and soul together. In life you often get disconnected from everything that is real and yoga is the way to bring it back together.

In case you didn’t already know, September is the National Yoga Month. It was created by the Department of Health and Human Services and offers introductory yoga deals designed to help first-timers get on the mat. Gogobot put together a list of the best National Yoga Month offerings at hotels around the United States, take a look at it here.

“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.” ~ Rumi
Photo: Laura S. Keller