“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” - Carl Jung
From a young age, I found myself utterly intrigued by two things: 1) physical challenges, and 2) philosophy. I played sports year round and loved improving my physical abilities. In addition to that, I was in awe of the world and wanted to understand how it worked. My mind has always been full of probing questions: "2 + 2 = 4. Okay. But.. why?" I asked my 1st grade teacher. "How many of my beliefs are my own, and how many do I just believe out of habit?" teenage me inquired of my mom as I began to realize that there were things I truly felt and other things that I had simply inherited.
In college, I stumbled into a yoga class where I realized that all my physical and mental endeavors thus far were just the very tip of the iceberg. And yoga posed the perfect place for me to dig deeper.
I couldn't touch my toes. I couldn't hinge beyond 90* in a forward fold. I couldn't stand on a single leg without toppling. And goodness I couldn't separate out my thoughts and feelings from my reality. But for 60 minutes of the day, I was 100% present with my body and my breath. I was, quite simply, hooked.
Yoga quickly went from a hobby to a way of life as I delved deeper into the theory and history of the practice.
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