I began yoga in 2006, alone in a room every morning upon waking. The only yoga did was Metal Yoga. I don’t teach a class, I don’t go to a class, I just do what I do to this day. Through this blog, I began sharing it with many, and to my excitement, it has helped and touched many more.
The Metal Yoga Method is a program of elite fitness whose byproduct is realized spirituality, a natural consequence of being alive and well. The fitness results of the Metal Yoga Method depend solely on discipline and willpower to perform movements with the body while breathing properly. Proven exercise science techniques mirror the strength and stabilization exercises found in the Metal Yoga Method. Diet and nutrition are the prime focal points of this method, combined with physical exertion and relaxation that interweave the mind, the heart, and the body into a greater sense of living.
My practice is solitary. The things that you read about here are things that you can take with you to think about in your practice. Through experiencing what it is like to get up in the morning and have yoga be my daily entrance into each new day, I have continued to read texts on yoga philosophies, sharing any and all revelations here.
What brought me to yoga was a lifestyle begging for transformation. One day I stopped to look in the mirror, just like I would any other day, but this time I saw the reflection of a person I didn’t know. That was yoga. Deep inside, my core was screaming and my mind heard it loud and clear. I had not done anything yet, still looking in the mirror, but a point of conviction was my driving force from the first step I took away from my reflection. I was poised to lose 55 pounds, gain strength, feel healthier than I’ve ever felt before, eat healthy, and sleep and wake like a normal human being instead of being up all night and sleeping during the day like a vampire.
We all have day to day lives, interests, activities, jobs, and obligations that may or may not have anything to do with yoga. For our purposes here, let’s say they have nothing to do with yoga. In my experience, this is the most opportune scenario to introduce yoga into one’s life. This is how I discovered yoga, made it a part of my life, and through conscious awareness infused it into aspects of my daily activities in between times that I would give my practice my full undivided attention.
Music came before yoga, historically. When yoga was still being formulated, philosophically through experience, the world as we know it now in the context of mathematics and science was still unfolding. Music was a powerful and necessary study among all philosophies as a component that underlies the natural order of the universe and is a result of the working harmony of this order. So there is music, and along with music there can be yoga. Yoga internalizes this order and harmony of the universe and reflects it onto the human body through orderly motion. The result is that there is musical harmony around you, and there is musical harmony within you.
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