Yoga: Lessons in Self Study

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 12:17 am

Over the past few years, the number of people practicing yoga has exploded. In fact, a recent Yoga Journal study found that almost 40 million people living in the U.S. now practice yoga.

With more and more people attending their classes, yoga teachers are finding new opportunities to expand and educate people minds. Pasadena’s Indigo Yoga has knows that yoga is more than just stretching and breathing; it is a form of self study that allows the students of yoga to expand their horizons and really, truly, get to know their own minds and bodies.

More than that though, experts believe that self-study, also known as svadhyaya, will play an important role in yoga weaving its way into the fabric of societal changes. This is already starting to occur thanks to the level of inclusivity and diversity people are now seeing in yoga classes. Step into an Indigo Yoga class, and you’ll see people of all shapes and sizes with a wide range of ages, ethnicities, and genders enjoying yoga.

With the concept of togetherness at the forefront of many people’s minds, yoga now has a responsibility to promote certain values such as equality and compassion amongst its practitioners. The community that will build in your yoga classes can help new members to change their mindsets about others outside of their normal circle, and change their minds about people of different ethnicities, religions, colors, and social status.

You may live in an area populated by wealth, and perhaps by studying others through the eyes of yoga. Realizing that a privileged lifestyle doesn’t equal up to your body, mind, and ability to perform the yoga discipline being any better or worse than anyone else.

Book a class at Indigo Yoga today, and not only better yourself through meditation and the practice of yoga, but to better the society in which you live in by acquiring an understanding of diversity not always found, but always being sought throughout the world we live in today.

Indigo Yoga is located at 1968 Lake Ave. Unit 103, in Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 755-0383 or visit








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