Why? It Works.

When I first read Kelly's post asking "Why Baptiste Yoga?", I could barely wait to get my fingers to a keyboard. When I finally did, what came next?

Nothing. Nadda. No words. Now let me help you understand here. It’s not that I don’t have a why - believe me I do. I think that understanding the why behind everything I do - or at least trying to - is an important part of living life with purpose and passion. If I can't come up with a reason why I'm doing something, I reconsider if it's something I should really be doing at all. And Baptiste Yoga is a huge part of my life. I write about it. I teach it. I own a studio. So I better have a why. Boathouse Om It's definitely not that I don't have anything to say or share. It's the exact opposite. I have ideas flying through my head at a mile a minute. So many "why's" that I can't keep track of them all. There are just way too many to sum up in one blog post, so for the past week, I’ve been stumped. How do I put into words all that this practice and this community has done for me? That’s when it hit me. There’s my why. Why Baptiste Yoga? Because it works. I'm not the same person that I was when I first walked into Power Yoga Canada almost 4 years ago. Baptiste Yoga has shown me what is possible when I drop my doubts and choose to believe in myself. It's given me a community that gives me the freedom to be myself and express myself. This practice works. Some days, I'm not quite sure how, but I know that it does. And that's why I keep coming back, especially on those days where the last thing I want to do is downward dog and I feel like if I hear chatarunga one more time I'm going to...we all have them, don't we? But I always find if I take the first step, unroll my mat and trust the process, I somehow come out of class renewed again. My problems - however big or small - seem more manageable and once again, I'm reminded of how lucky I am to be alive. I invite you to seriously consider this question, no matter how quickly or slowly the answer presents itself. Then share it with us! Why Baptiste Yoga? 

Jenn Dwyer

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Thank you for reading Lindsey!

Jenn Dwyer on April 24, 2015

Betty – I hear you! I have tried countless styles of yoga, fitness classes, spinning and running and none of them have changed my life the way this practice has. Sure they kept my body fit, but did nothing for my happiness.That’s what keeps me coming back. Thanks for joining the conversation. It does work and I am excited for you for the day that you get to take a class from Baron in person. Until then – keep it up – it works ;)

Jenn Dwyer on April 24, 2015

I’ve been doing BBPY practice for more than 7 yrs now. I would try other things but I keep coming back to my baron practice. It is what sustains me. I am getting closer to my authentic self because of it. I feel whole. I am more compassionate to others and to myself. I am happy. I love Baron. I have all his books and I read them over and over again. One day, I hope, I will meet Baron. But he is with me daily… on the mat and off it. Thank you for this post. Thank you for allowing us the space to express just how much this practice helps. Because it does. Like you said… it works!

Betty Bill on April 24, 2015

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