Why I LOVE Yoga

by Adriane M. Rowe, LSH, ERYT-500

?If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.? ~ Yogi Bhajan

I love yoga for what is does to keep me feeling whole, balanced, grounded, vibrant, peaceful and in the present moment. As a yoga teacher, healer and wellness enthusiast, yoga is a lifestyle practice I maintain to remain connected to my inner source and my true essence.

My first hatha yoga experience was when I was 14 years old with my mom at an adult education series in Forest Hills, NY. I later attended yoga classes sporadically as an adult. In 1993, I joined a Zen mediation series and began a meditation practice. In 1997, a therapist recommended I practice yoga for stress release. At that time I was working in Manhattan as a systems project manager commuting from NJ. After experiencing various classes with different teachers I began to appreciate the vast benefits of yoga and was eager to learn more.

In September 1999, I joined a yoga teacher training and from this point forward my life was never the same. It was a complete life changing experience. I started teaching in April 2000 at a local studio and graduated from the yoga teacher training the end of May 2000. A month later, for various personal reasons, I resigned from my corporate job in NYC. Over time I began to teach more and enjoyed sharing the wonderful benefits with others. The more I taught & shared with others my own personal journey of yoga deepened.

My daily practice includes various forms of meditation, deep relaxation, hatha yoga, and therapeutic grade essential oils. I study with various teachers to elevate my personal growth and teach both group and private classes. My favorite meditation and relaxation practice is Yoga Nidra.

I am delighted and very honored Rev. Della Menechella invited me to share my yoga experiences. My intention is to communicate the many facets of yoga at this site. Until the next time, feel free to explore my site at www.violetpetals.com
and my blog at www.adriannesyogapearls.com.

Namaste! I honor the divinity within you from the divinity within me?

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