One day my friend, Karen Abend, an American Illustrator who joined my Yoga Studio in Sicily, inspired me to write down my teachings I share with my students while they are moving through the postures, Yoga Asana, during class. She appreciated my unique way of relating our daily mental struggles to the difficulties we encounter on the mat, my passionate talks about Yoga wisdom that takes the practitioner beyond the physical experience, and the tools for life she took home after each class.
"If we diminish the word Yoga to a purely physical practice on the mat, we miss out on a crucial aspect".
Each Asana not only has an effect on our physical bodies, but also has an underlying connection with some aspect of our lives, relationships, and spiritual selves. Nowadays, body image and competition seem to play a big role in Yoga, even though the actual aim of Yoga is to distance yourself from your body and mind so that you can live in total freedom.