“To find inner bliss and happiness through yoga, learn to accept things as they are by changing your thoughts.”
– Debasish Mridha
The hot yoga studio is my happy place: it’s there I can challenge myself to be happy with who I am and what I can do.
There, I can share my achievements with others who celebrate with me, rather than compete against me.
It’s there I feel grateful for what I can do physically, and there I feel humble for the emotional support I get from the people around me.
It is the place where I’ve learned to accept my limitations and appreciate my abilities.
“Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without.”
– Ymber Delecto
At first reading, parts of this favourite quote seem paradoxical. When you have a busy life, it may seem difficult to take time out, even for an activity you really love, such as yoga. Investing time in your physical and mental health pays dividends in the long run. A hot yoga session will reinvigorate mind, body and soul, allowing you to get back to your day with renewed spirit.
Often we see people coming to class on their way home from work or after a busy day with their energy depleted, mentally balancing a list of jobs still to be done. It gives us a real buzz to see the same people leaving our studio after their session with happy faces and a new-found energy.
Like pressing a reset button, we firmly believe that yoga really can help give the people who take time out to practice it more zest for life. Their yoga mat becomes a sanctuary: a space where they can abandon the pressures of everyday life and concentrate on the here and now.