To inspire you on your path to do more yoga, we challenge you to take 16 days of yoga in 30 days or less, anytime before the Spring Equinox. You can take as many classes as you like, but you must show up at Aquarian Yoga on 16 days out of 30 before March 21.
In recognition of your hearty efforts, everyone who completes the challenge will receive a limited edition "I love Kundalini Yoga" T-shirt.
Raffle will take place at the Spring Equinox event on March 21st.
With commitment, all things are possible. Without it, nothing is possible.
My dear Master Yogi Bhajan said it simply:
"Life without commitment is like a flower without fragrance. Life without commitment is like a moon without light."
The fear to commit comes from the mistaken belief that when we commit we lose our ability to choose something better.
In reality, until we commit we have chosen nothing and we have nothing. Non-commitment preserves only the illusion of choice without any reward.
Often students ask me, "What do you need to do to become a good student, a good yogi or a great yoga teacher?"
Some ask if they need to have done yoga for a few years first or if they should be able to touch their toes(!).
The answer is always one: Commitment! If you commit to this practice you'll polish your self and shine like a diamond.
In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali of nearly 2000 years ago, it was written:
"This practice of yoga is built, with devotion and commitment, over a lengthy time period." (I, 14)
Not a six weeks Yoga Series, not a ten-month teacher training program, not a few months, but a "lengthy" period of time that can only come from commitment.
One of the reasons the ancient Yogis practiced yoga was to keep their bodies healthy and youthful so they would have the time to achieve mastery.
Perhaps the word "commitment" may intimidate you. Maybe you have just been doing yoga for a few days, weeks, or a few months and commitment is not in your aspirations or plans.
Remember that commitment begins in steps. The steps can be small and modest at first. For example, coming to yoga class twice a week is most likely a commitment for the average person.
The only requirement is that you remain absolutely consistent and constant in your commitment, regardless of the step you take. If you commit to doing yoga twice a week, it is always twice a week. When you compromise, negotiate, or neglect a commitment for any reason, you will ultimately fail.
In life we always will be challenged in our commitment, without a test we cannot grow and become strong in our commitment.
When your commitment is challenged, take a moment to see how you respond. You can learn a lot about yourself and the ways you self-sabotage. Sick? Too busy? No money? Not in love anymore? Maybe tomorrow? Who cares?
In the face of commitment, all excuses are self-abuses.
Compared to many things in life, a yoga practice is an easy commitment. Its rewards are immediate, transforming and continuous.
Your commitment to a yoga practice brings a change that permeates every area of your life. And it brings the opportunity for commitment in all aspects of your existence: relationships, career, health, and all things worthwhile.
"To discover the wonderful and infinite being you are, doesn't take much, but to remind yourself of your infinity everyday and live accordingly, it takes self-discipline." ~Akalsukh Singh~
All yoga classes and yoga workshops count. Your membrship, package, drop-in and even group-on are ok to take the challenge.