Kino's Yogi Assignment Blog

What IS Yoga?

Yoga is a mirror that all of us need in order to take a good, long look at ourselves — not just as individuals but as a society and a community. Unfortunately, the yoga practice is intimidating. It can seem impossible when you see yogis bending backward with ease, but the practice is more than just the asanas. The asanas can be modified for beginners, yogis with injuries, and older yoga students so that everyone can get closer to the heart of the practice. 

You can take what you learn on the yoga mat into the real world. Remember, how you face problems on the mat is a mirror for how you face problems in your life, and it’s important to give yourself space to react and listen. Practicing yoga can help teach you how to be a better listener, not only to yourself but to those struggling to be heard around you.

To learn more about my fellow student, Shakira Bouwer, please take a moment and check out Shakira’s website and follow her on Instagram at @kirasadhana! Shakira will also be one of many panelists, joining me in our special donation based event, Ashtanga Intersections: Racism as a Spiritual Obstacle on Omstars! Please be sure to join us for this special event on January 16th!

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Follow me on Instagram @kinoyoga  and visit my blog at Kinoyoga.com. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at info@kinoyoga.com. If you want to share what you’ve learned on your yoga journey, you could be invited to guest spot on The Yoga Inspiration Podcast.