September is National Yoga Month. And I did something that I haven't done since the world locked down: I joined a yoga studio and I practiced yoga IRL with people. And it felt amazing!
There is something so wonderful about practicing in a studio where you can be adjusted and feel the energy of everyone practicing in the room.
Yoga is so much more than the asana - the physical practice of yoga. I did my yoga teacher training (YTT) early in my sobriety. I was already on a spiritual journey in recovery, and the YTT took my spirituality to another level.
During YTT, we had to practice yoga (asana) daily, the trainer recommended we follow a vegan or vegetarian diet (to practice ahimsa, non-violence) - I talk more about this in my podcast interview on Yoga is Vegan, and we had to study the Bhagavad-gita (in super simple layman's terms this is similar to a Bible or Quran), the Yoga Sutras which is all about the mind, anatomy, learn yoga postures, and so much more.