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Xueting: Find Your True Self – Svadhyaya

Yoga is the journey of the Self, through the Self, to the Self. – The Bhagavad Gita

Admit it, we hear this kind of advice all the time, Follow your heart, listen to your own voice, instead of following other people’s standards. Even Disney started to encourage young kids to find their true selves by creating Elsa in Frozen. It’s a simple sentence but requires a lot of wisdom and firmness in real life.

Whether it’s back in school or now at work, even from everyone’s families, we are easily distracted and impacted by what other people is doing or the way they think. We tend to do a lot things that “look cool” but don’t really know why we do it or if we really enjoy doing it. The Internet brings all kinds of information and ways of living to us, sometimes it’s just hard to tell what exactly is our own voice. Are we learning something new and actively apply it to our life or are we just go with the flow without thinking too much about it.

I guess practicing yoga gives you that time to force you to clear your mind and live in the moment. Force you to focus on your breath and body, recognize the stretch and pain from your thighs, from your torso, and arms. Self-awareness, and self-reflection, through our body, to our mind.

Feb’20 Weekend YTT