Through yoga practice I found my flexibility growing, but more surprisingly, I found my sense of vitality, serenity, and mindfulness growing as well. I created my yoga painting series to share this experience, capturing different aspects of my practice through Sanskrit titles. Prakriti-Laya is a Sanskrit term used in yoga, meaning “merging into the landscape”.
For me, yoga is less about the exercise and more about centering myself. I like how after finishing yoga, I feel balanced, calm and connected with the greater world. At the start of a session, I like relaxing into the breathing and letting my mind settle into a tranquil space. I often feel as if I’m alone, sitting in nature just merging with the breeze, the sound of the leaves rustling, and the burbling of water nearby. For me, doing yoga is similar to merging with the natural world within and without, striving for balance and accord.