YOGAudacious #WCW – Sarita LouFebruary 18, 2015
This article is reposted with permission from YOGAudacious.com from the 2014 series.
I began practicing yoga because of a dance injury to my Psoas. I began with a six month study of Iyengar yoga that transformed my understanding of my body and my love affair grew from there. I started taking all kinds of classes; vinyasa, kundalini, tantra, power vinyasa, restorative, and yin.
The hardest question for me to answer is “What kind of yoga do you teach/do?” because yoga means union, and all paths are leading to that means. I practice many, many forms and I like to color outside the lines.
What does it mean to be courageous?
I have a definition of courage that I follow and try to live by: “Courage means speaking your truth with all of your heart.” In that sense, I am always working on being courageous. My dreams are HUGE and I move towards them everyday. Life demands that we bend and flow. That takes courage.
Any advice for beginners?
My best advice is don’t worry about style, but go find your teacher. Find someone who you want to be near, whom you trust, whom when you hear their voice you light up. And practice yoga with them for awhile.
I found two teachers who transformed my life, Kia Miller and Psalm Isadora, both of whom practice and teach both vinyasa and kundalini. Their teachings are very different, but I believe I was drawn to both of them for how tapped in to the divine energy that kundalini brings up, and also the brilliance of their teachings.
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