My first introduction to yoga was through my mother, in the early ’90s. My family and I were living in Brunei, South East Asia, at the time and lived in the same housing complex as K. R. I. Jagadish – an Ayurveda master from India.
Jagadish, or ‘Jag’ as he is affectionately known as, offered Ayurveda therapy in his home to locals and ex-pats. My mother would sing his praises – Jag could heal holistically, without pharmaceutical drugs. Nutrition, yoga and massage were the main components of his practice, along with herbology and aromatherapy. Holistic health, nowadays being quite mainstream, was a new experience for many western ex-pats living in Brunei. How fortunate they were to learn from such an amazing practitioner!
During my early teens, now back in Victoria BC, my mother once again attempted to show me the benefits of yoga, but I was resistant. Perhaps I was too young to understand yoga’s benefits or had too much energy and not enough focus. Now, being in my mid-twenties, I have started practicing yoga as often as I can. Yoga is truly about being in the moment and listening to your body. I have listened to my body, and my moment to dedicate myself to practicing yoga is now.
For more information about Jag Therapy, visit the website: http://www.jagtherapy.com/jagtherapy/index.htm