While the physical aspect of yoga is gratifying and enlightening, the real test of practice is in the hours after you leave the studio. Being kind and compassionate to your neighbors does not only apply to those on the mat next to you. Ideally, the goal with a strong yoga practice is to be able to carry that inner peace and kindness you’ve cultivated in your practice wherever you go, and at all times.
This does not mean that you need to pretend to be a saint. Instead try to become more aware of what upsets you and work hard to not let it get to you. “Every second of your life, you should have more consciousness of what you are doing and how you are reacting to others,” says Ashtanga yoga master Sharath Jois, who sat down with Sonima.com founder, Sonia Jones, during his 2016 U.S. Tour. Watch this short clip to learn more about what it means to live and breathe a yogic lifestyle every day.
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Don’t miss your chance to attend class with Ashtanga yoga master Sharath Jois when he visits the U.S. in May 2017! Learn more here.
By Sonia Jones