by Milissa on October 26, 2010

in Yoga

Yoga, for me, isn’t an isolated practice. It’s not something I “do” when I roll out my sticky mat and configure my body in postures that stretch, and strengthen, and soothe.

Yoga is an integrated state of “Be”-ing, which subsumes my human worries and wants into an ocean of consciousness that understands that—no matter how challenging life gets—I am whole.

Tat Sat, in Sanskrit, means I Am That. There’s no separation between that all-knowing, expansive consciousness, Sat, and the part of me that often feels small, and fearful, and alone.

I practice yoga for many reasons:

  • I want my body to feel healthy and strong.
  • I want to feel more peaceful and calm.
  • I want to be a more compassionate friend, wife, dog mom and teacher.
  • I want to know who I truly am, beyond my mortal form.

But, most importantly, at this point in my life, I practice to remind myself (or I should say, my Self reminds me):

You are not alone!

And, I am here to remind you, Neither are you. Let’s travel this path together. And I’ll whisper into your ear those small and simple, and perhaps sometimes big and profound, revelations that I trip over as I walk mindfully on the Earth.

Let our exchange be utterly, authentically human (read: messy, sometimes contradictory, always earnest) and infused with that inner knowing that is Yoga: We are all connected.

I welcome you to the path of Tree of Life Yoga!  Namaste.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Medical Billing November 12, 2010 at 11:46 am

nice post. thanks.


Jennifer Young November 14, 2010 at 10:00 am

Thanks Milissa. I’ve been missing your compassionate, accepting and encouraging voice. How blessed I feel today to hear it. I’m looking forward to more of your blog!


Milissa Link November 14, 2010 at 10:21 am

@Jennifer I am happy to reconnect with you in the cyberworld. Hopefully we’ll see each other in the flesh soon. You can subscribe to the blog if you’d like, or check back. I’ll be posting again later today. My plan is to post on Sundays.


Brynn November 16, 2010 at 5:59 am

Your writing is beautiful, Milissa, and I look forward to reading your blog posts each week. It makes me wish I lived closer so that could take part in your wonderful classes again. A retreat someday maybe?



Ron Tedwater November 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Great work keep it coming


Registered nurse December 1, 2010 at 3:49 pm

What a great resource!


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