A Yogi’s Blog

What is a Yogi?

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A yogi (sometimes spelled jogi) is a practitioner of yoga. In Vedic Sanskrit, yoga (from the root yuj) means “to add”, “to join”, “to unite”, or “to attach” in its most common literal sense, where in recent days, especially in the West, yoga often refers to physical exercises only.
Hello my name is Tiffany Parker and I have started my yoga journey! I always wanted to try yoga but was intimidated by the poses and the reputation of what today’s yogi looks and represents. When I started my company I was so stressed with all the things that come with starting up a business and I needed something to keep my spirit come.
Long story short I turned to yoga because of the positive spiritual effects that it has on you which actually shows through by how you live. You will know a yogi when you see one because they will think, act and move on another level then the average person. Yoga isn’t what people think it is these days.
Yoga is not a trend that you can start and throw away once everyone stops doing it. Yoga is not a status thing, there are people that equate a yogi to a higher status or class and that is not the case. Yoga is not a competition where you and the other yogi is seeing who can do the most complex poses, who is more fluent in the yogi language and who can hold poses the longest. If you believe all the things that I say isn’t yoga then maybe this practice isn’t for you.
Yoga is connecting with yourself on higher level, normally spiritual. Yoga helps your body move better due the poses and stretches. Yoga is something you hold dear to your heart like you would your spiritual beliefs. You cherish it, learn it, practice it, and understand it.
I am excited to bring you on my journey and share with you how I am progressing in the practice. I will update you guys once a week on Mondays, share other yogi’s content and yogi news.  If you have any questions please email me at parkerscup@gmail.com.
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