what is a yogi? - what this means to me…
a yogi is one who does not practice with pretentiousness.
a yogi does not fuss over counting calories.
a yogi consumes wholesome & plant-based food. They see a soul behind the eyes of animals.
a yogi moves in harmony with the breath on their mat, releasing tension, enhancing balance, flexibility & strength.
a yogi breathes consciously, using the full breathing apparatus.
a yogi relaxes without stimulation, in silence, observing the body and mind.
a yogi practices regular solitude, although, understanding & acknowledging they are never ‘alone’
a yogi does prioritise chasing worldly pleasures, they find pleasure internally, through their natural surroundings and connection.
a yogi thinks with optimism & makes decisions from wisdom.
a yogi can interact with all beings, as they see humanity as one.
a yogi teaches from their own experience of suffering & growth. they live their truth.
a yogi lives with a purpose of self discovery & alignment with source / creation (god).
a yogi believes we are a result of our past karma. to do good, we must be good.
a yogi understands the true reality and the illusion of the material world.
a yogi does not live in fear of death, they see death as a step closer to home.
a yogi is in service. they give & share to others.
a yogi has an intention to fully awaken, to live in high consciousness & to ultimately reach enlightenment.
a modern yogi integrates these values into the modern world.