In the Bhagavad Gita there is a phrase " Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self"
We are always trying to find ourselves. I see this in my youngest sister now. 16 years old, baby of the family and a junior in high school. She is trying not to be like me, trying not to be like her twin. Struggling everyday to find herself. I'm sure we all remember this stage in our lives, this has happened multiple times for most of us. When I was her age I was a little punk/goth girl; black nails, black hair with bright blue bangs, and black eyeliner. I was quite a joy. I thought I wanted to be an artist, work for an animation company. I also thought I wanted to be a lighting designer, work on shows in Disneyland. Well, I am nowhere near that now.
I still feel like I'm finding myself in ways. Owning your own business you need to find your brand, your style. Trying to be different and stand out. This is what my sister is struggling with the most. How can she be different than her sisters and stand out. I realized that through yoga, I have discovered more of myself, gotten in touch with my true self. As the Bhagavad Gita states. I see that slowly happening with my sister. Even though it worries the heck out of our mom, she's getting there and I believe you is helping her. Yoga is healing for the inside and out. I am proud that my sister is now taking the time to practice yoga. She partcipates in an Instagram challenge #stopdropandyoga when she is tagged. She is now practicing different partner poses and is excited to try new ones out.
I do hope she is reading this and I want you to know that I am proud of you and look forward to you growing and finding yourself completely.
I love you kiddo!