Yoga unlocks the spirit

There really is no separation between our body and our spirit, even though at times we don't feel connected to our hearts.  In those times we feel shut out from our inner essence we suffer because we are not experiencing our holistic self. It feels like there is a lock that holds back our most essential nature.

The answer is not how to integrate your spiritual life into your embodied life, but to realize that our body and everyday life is also divine. We are an embodied spirit, so there is no difference between your "real life" and your spirituality. This reminds me of a beautiful quote by the French philosopher Teilhard de Chardin, "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a human experience."  Our spirit is immortal and completely free, but it must take form to be able to experience itself.

If our body and mind are denser forms of our spirit, then we should work on feeling connected to our hearts *while* living this life. This is where yoga comes into play.The gift of a yoga practice is that we experience our body, mind and spirit as one whole entity. Yoga is like a key that unlocks the spirit to experience embodied life. The body feels supple and strong, the mind is calm and alert, and the spirit breaks free! Please click on the below link to listen to a recording that will help you find your key to your heart. Enjoy!