For the next few weeks, we'll be reading from American yoga teacher Julie Rappaport's 365 Yoga. Our excerpt for the week is:
BE YOGA: Lately, everywhere I turn people seem interested in yoga. 'Do you do yoga?' they ask. 'How long have you been doing yoga? What kind of yoga do you do?'. When [we] start 'doing' yoga, [we] miss it altogether. It becomes another pastime, rather than a way of being. Try living yoga, being yoga, and notice the difference between doing and being.
There is yoga in a nutshell! What is needed is not one more thing to do, one more way to change or 'fix' ourselves, but rather a practice that helps us discover who we most truly are. When we find our embodied centre - that place in us that just 'is'; that is whole and unbreakable, regardless of what we have or are experiencing - then we can let ourselves, our practice, and all our 'doings' unfold and transform.