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Yoga is So Much More Than Looking Good in a Pair of Black Stretchy Pants—Seriously!
The Yoga Code™ is a step-by-step process that teaches you how to apply the 10 Universal Principles of ancient yoga wisdom to our modern world, and create extraordinary shifts in all areas of your life: money, career, health, family, relationships.
Essentially, it’s learning how to “do yoga” when you’re off the mat and out in the world.
In the last few years there have been a proliferation of Yoga studios and centers opening up all over the world. There is simply no denying yoga’s ability to increase your flexibility and strengthen your body, but there is so much more to yoga than being able to touch your head to the ground.
The Sanskrit word “Yoga” has the literal meaning of “yoke,” from a root yuj meaning to join, to unite, or to attach.
Yoga is the union of body, mind and spirit
The asanas (physical postures) or what we have come to know as yoga in the West, are just a tiny glimpse into an integrated system created to act as a blueprint for living a happy and meaningful life. Yet in our modern world which is highly focused on external values and physical appearances, the philosophies behind living a yogic lifestyle have unfortunately been neglected.
The Yoga Sutras is in essence, the Bible of Yoga. Written 2000+ years ago by the Indian sage Patanjali, it is one of the most important scriptures in the Indian spiritual tradition and serves as a guidebook with specific instructions on how to apply yoga to daily life.
Like the Bible, The Yoga Sutras is written in verses, or “sutras,” which literally translate into “threads.” These sutras, or threads, weave together to create a beautiful tapestry as Patanjali teaches how to access the transformational powers of yoga.
What was Patanjali’s message?
Something along the lines of: Yoga can be used as a channel to end suffering and to increase inner peace … and it had almost nothing to do with the postures and wearing black stretchy pants. Allow me to explain.
The Yoga Sutras is composed of 196 sutras, the first being:
Sutra 1.1 Atha Yoga Anusasanam
Translation: Now begins an explanation of Yoga
Here Patanjali lets us know that his scripture will be an instruction on how to practice yoga. However, and here’s the interesting part: There aren’t any images or drawing in The Yoga Sutras. Isn’t that fascinating?
No pictures of Downward Dogs, Warriors or Child’s Pose.
And out of the 196 sutras, three of them mention Asana (the postures).
What does this mean?
Simply that we are missing out on about 90% of ancient yoga teachings, and that the physical postures are just a tiny element in a beautiful tradition that was developed to create more happiness in our lives.
Yet, in our body-obsessed Western world, the physical is all we focus on.
I want to change that.
While studying The Yoga Sutras in India, I discovered 10 Universal Principles that Pantajali believed were the foundation of yoga. And if we were to only practice these 10 specific principles, then we could create lasting transformation in our lives.
My mission with The Yoga Code™ Signature Life Coaching program and with my workshops and retreats is to shed light on the “other” side of Yoga, the side of Yoga that empowers us with tools to drop the drama and increase the joy.
You are drawn to yoga.
You intuitively know it can create positive change in your life.
If you’re ready to learn about how the transformative powers of Yoga have completely changed my life, and more importantly, how they can change yours, please connect with me.
And you can leave the black stretchy pants in the drawer.
The 10 Universal Principles of The Yoga Code will teach you how to:
I created The Yoga Code™ to help me stay on my path.
I created The Yoga Code™ to help you find and follow yours.
I created The Yoga Code™ because I want to contribute to a better world.
My little yogi disclaimer: The concepts and principles in The Yoga Code™ are not my own. I have taken the philosophies from ancient yogic texts and put a “western” twist on them, making them easy to understand and apply to create immediate and lasting transformation.