I recently undertook the exercise of writing what yoga means to me in 100 words. It was a meaningful exercise. The constraint of 100 words helped distill the truth. I thought I would share it with you. Maybe some of you will write your "yoga bio" and share it.
Yoga began for me as the respite from the physical celebration of performance. I was a musical theatre actor in New York City. Life in the theatre requires fortitude: demeaning auditions, eight shows a week, strained vocal cords. Yoga replenished me.
My father died, I left New York, I married and had my beautiful son, all in short time. Yoga is now a celebration of all my life, integrating both the physical and ethereal into a higher form of self-expression.
Yoga is no longer a respite but a daily devotion, and the place where I choose to imagine my life.