Hey all, I’m getting settled in to my new home, the beautiful island of Weno, in Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia. I’m so excited to begin teaching local yoga classes this week. I’m spending my off time working on projects that were neglected at home. It seems that getting out of the house is more productive and inspirational. Today I went to Blue Lagoon Hotel & Resort which is one of the most refreshing spots on the island.
I love realizing yoga is a universal word. It doesn’t seem to matter where you are, what language people speak, it’s a word that brings a smile to people’s faces. No matter where you are go people ask the same questions, what the benefits are, and how they can benefit from a regular practice.
The word has gotten around pretty fast that I teach yoga and I was approached by a woman and asked if yoga would help her lose weight. I thought about it for a moment and shared with her the benefits which I think are important, increased flexibility, improved balance, a sense of calmness, improved core strength and muscle tone. She said, you didn’t answer my question (so much for my stellar listening skills)! I smiled and said I didn’t expect to be asked this question in Chuuk! We laughed for a moment and I shared with her, yes, with a regular practice and being mindful of how you eat, you can lose weight. Then, the most fab words came out of her mouth, can you teach a class here?
I love it so much people here feel comfortable asking me questions about the beautiful practice of yoga. It makes my heart happy!
You might be wondering where I’m going with this…. I guess I’m trying to say, we are all the SAME. It doesn’t matter where you are, we all have the same questions, the same desires to better ourselves.
Have a great day!