Recently I went on a personal pilgrimage of sorts to India. As a yoga teacher it’s a rite of passage to visit the birth place of yoga. But actually what I discovered in India is that you do not need to go to India to find yoga. It’s alive and kicking inside of me and you. Rather what I came away with was how deeply humbled and grateful I am for my life and all the privileges I have access to – ample food, a comfortable bed, education, hot water, electricity, and all the support I could possibly need.
I have no idea why I have all this and sadly so many other people in the world do not. I am so grateful that I get to travel and see and meet other cultures and ways of being. But I am also extremely happy with how and where I live…
2012 brought on a whirlwind of highs and lows for everyone it seems, but in my little life the simple things are to be celebrated. Mostly I want to thank all the people who offer me support – colleagues, mentors, studio owners, therapists, students, friends and family (all are one and the same).
This Christmas I want to celebrate these dear people by offering thoughtful gifts, food, time and love. And in the New Year for a change I do not make plans for ‘major improvements’ on myself. I finally realise I’m kind of alright as I am and will rather aim to nourish and nurture myself and those around me.
(By the way you can check out my photos from India over here.)