In a day like today we usually celebrate the relationship we have with our life partner or even with a friend, but what happens with the love affair we have with our mat and our practice?
Most of us, yogis, yoginis, devoted to the yoga practice spend an important part of our day to day routine to yoga related activities, they become our priority and everything else is secondary. We wake up early in the morning to religiously do our practice, try to eat healthy and avoid dinners and social gatherings during evenings, we organize our holidays according to the workshops and retreats where we can follow our teachers and gurus and our conversations go around asanas, sutras or chanting.
It becomes sometimes difficult to combine this lifestyle with a love relationship unless he or she belongs to this world, many couples are broken on the way but other more intense ones are created. When we meet someone, this person has to accept that we already are in a relationship, in a sacred one with our practice, and sometimes this is not easy, it requires a lot of understanding and love.
But once it happens and our synergies meet in a mutual point this love deepens. One of the many gifts that yoga offers is a greater awareness of ourselves, a clear understanding of our lives and a more intense way of living them. We follow yamas and niyamas, moral and ethical principles such as non-violence, commitment to truthfulness and contentment, that enrich our personal and sentimental life.
So, if you have someone next to you give him/her a hug and thank them to share this unique adventure with you, otherwise keep sharing the love to the world during the early morning date you have tomorrow with your mat.