For some, yoga is exercise. For me, yoga is so much more. Yoga is a chance to be still and relax. Yoga is a chance to stretch myself: spiritually, mentally and physically. It allows me to take a risk, knowing that if I fall, I can get right back up. It allows me to know that I’m on my own journey, so it doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing. Most of the time I close my eyes- focusing solely on my body and the voice of the instructor who guides me. It gives me the opportunity to grow closer to God, because I understand that achieving ultimate peace is how I am close. I can leave all of my worries on the mat and when I leave, I’m free of burden. I may be tired or hungry, but my soul is satisfied. After classes like the one I had today, I want to do yoga every day for the rest of my life. It makes me feel whole. So yes, it might be exercise to some people, but to me it’s so much more. Namaste.