Have you seen a white lotus in full bloom? It’s breathtaking. What is most amazing about the flower is not its beauty. There is something more to a white lotus than meets the eye; it’s the message it conveys to us. When people see a white lotus, the astounding beauty is the only thing that’s noticed. More often than not, they fail to notice the muddy water in which it grows. Though the flower finds its home in the dirty water, it rises above it, pure and unstained to spread the fragrance of its beauty. This is exactly what the flower teaches us, to attain purity of thought irrespective of our surroundings, and to make the world a better and more beautiful place. While doing that is not easy, there is a solution; a type of yoga with the same name, white lotus yoga. The Lotus is an ancient symbol of yoga. What better type of yoga could there be than a form whose name comes from the ancient symbol of yoga itself?
White lotus yoga is the yoga form that emphasizes the overall well-being of the practitioner. An adapted form of Ashtanga practice, this yoga from was developed by Ganga White and has gained popularity over the years. The poses are combined with a series of breathing exercises and meditation to bring about a deep change in the practitioner’s mind, body and soul. While being the perfect yoga for those looking forward to build strength and stamina, white lotus yoga is also a yoga style you will find highly relaxing and rejuvenating.
As you progress through this form of yoga, you will get to know your true self. Just as the white lotus reveals layer after layer while blooming, your advancement through this yoga form signifies that you are blooming as an individual. The practitioners of this form of yoga believe that the vital purpose of yoga is to bring a deep change in the individual, a spiritual awakening that is free of romantic beliefs and to prepare you to meet the challenges of today. So, pack your bags, head for a white lotus yoga retreat and prepare yourself for a life changing experience.