In January, while completing my yoga teacher training, in India, I met some amazing people. They were from different parts of the world, and of different backgrounds, but they played an important role in the life-changing experience I went through. Near the end, a group of us spent time together on a sandbar in the Gangas River, surrounded by mountains as we shared our views on life by a fire.
Chanika, a energetic soul, brought a new perspective to light. She explained the commonality whereby individuals express having found “the right one”. The notion many hold as to romantically imply, “the right one [forever]”.
The last four years have brought about major change in my life:
2016 and the first half of 2017, will be remembered as the kickstart to a dramatic life change. It was the year I finally acted on what, in hindsight, became a number of obvious signs encouraging my departure from North America.
First, while at George Brown, I applied for, and was accepted, to an internship program in Chengdu, China. I think that was around 2013 or 2014. I ended up turning down the opportunity because I'd have to leave working at Apple. There was also the issue of returning to Toronto and trying to find an apartment I could afford, which was near the downtown core. I wasn't willing to commute four hours each day again. I simply didn't have the faith things would work out back then, the way I do now.
The second time I ignored a clear sign from the universe was in 2015. Three random strangers each advised I visit Auroville, India when asked where I should go. What are the chances of that happening? I was really torn this time. The urge was very strong and there was a couple days I was about to cash out my investments and board a plane within 48 hours. One night, during this period, I sat looking at the Auroville website for over an hour, paralyzed about what to do. But this drive soon dissolved.
There are a whole bunch of reasons to do yoga. Aside from the long list of physical, health and spiritual benefits or the community of those who practice regularly, there is a somewhat less mentioned benefit: amazing sex!
Allow me, as a yoga teacher to share the benefits of how a strong yoga practice directly impacts my sex life. Firstly, I'd like to point out I will be using a baseline to establish what I mean by strong yoga practice. Such a baseline is, at minimum, having completed a Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour program (YTT200). Any higher credentials simply increase the following benefits. Obviously there are those who have an equal or stronger practice without being a certified instructor but for the sake of ease of understanding, we'll use the YTT200/RYT200 standard.
Here are nine sex perks are enjoyed as a result of a diligent practice and training (in no particular order):