One of the best things about yoga (if not THE best), is that after each practice, you really do grow and you really do transcend into a higher self. You become enlightened by your own abilities and the miracles of your amazing body. You learn, you discover a lot about yourself, and you gain a great deal of humility. When all of this radiates from ourselves, we put peace into our lives and into the lives of those around us.
I don’t mind the questions at all :)
I practice a variety of Hatha yoga classes, and the bulk of my practice comes from the FLOW ^__^ Vinyasa flow, that is. The “flow” I’ve been trained in, of course, is a beautiful combination of Kundalini, Ashtanga, Bikram, and Anusara. I like to incorporate Kriya when I can. Kriya is very humbling. My yoga horizons are still very much thirsty for other styles and lineages, though, and my journey is ongoing. It is a privilege and an honor to do what I do.
As of now, I am a vegan. I’ve been an on-and-off vegetarian for years until now. I was never a big fan of meat (I hate steak), and when I did eat meat, it was chicken and fish. Oh, and here’s the thing- I couldn’t eat meat when it was attached to its skeleton, haha. Eventually, after tons of research and health evaluations, I asked myself, “Do I really need meat in my diet?” Slowly, I weaned myself off of meat (practically IMMEDIATELY after watching Earthlings and some other documentaries). When someone asks me why I don’t eat meat, I always tell them it’s for health reasons along with animal cruelty. I try to eat raw as much as I can, so a lot of fresh veggies and fruits. Oh…and I eat like a million times a day to keep my metabolism active, haha. Truthfully, my body feels so much better and healthier.
We’re all different, you know? To each his own. It’s important to listen to our body and we have to cater to it. I don’t ever preach to people about my diet, though. I don’t judge people for what they eat either. You are your body’s best teacher. You know your body best. Listen to your body, but also educate yourself about the foods you are putting into it. Our bodies really become what we eat. What I’m really saying is, just take care of yourself…meat-eater or not :)
After being a dedicated yogi, athlete, weight-lifter, runner, you eventually stop doing things that don’t feel right to your body. I’ve had somebody in my class tell me, “This is my second yoga class ever. I quit smoking after my first because after that day, the cigarettes didn’t feel right anymore.” Good for him.
Listen to your body, sweetheart. You know it best.
I truly appreciate the love, thank you.