The Sanctuary of Yoga with Amanda Christian.

AmandaHeadshot2CropWhether I’m soaring through the trees on my mountain bike or carving some turns in fresh power on my snowboard, I can’t help but feel at peace in nature.

Nature is where I go to heal, listen and come back to myself over and over again. It’s my sanctuary, guru, temple, teacher and a place I feel inspired, or put another way, I feel in-spirit.

I feel the same way when I’m practicing yoga.

When I was doing my 200hr yoga teacher training, my teacher said, “yoga is about using the body to go beyond the body” and for some reason, that sentence deeply resonated me. That idea has helped me to set an intention for my yoga practice, which is to be in-spirit. One of the most beautiful gifts of yoga is when you find freedom from all your thoughts about yourself, even if it’s just for an instant.

With each class, each breath, each pose, I have an opportunity to express the most authentic version of myself right now. I crave those moments of freedom and I find them often in my yoga practice and in nature.

In my weekly Soul Workout videos over on my blog, I share simple practical techniques for how you can live in-spirit. As I mentioned, yoga is one tool, but I also share many subtle mind shifts that can create miraculous changes in your life.

So whether you spend time in nature, practice yoga, study other spiritual teachings, or practice a combo of them all, it starts with an intention. Let the intention light your spirit and guide you to a place of freedom.

I am definitely drawn toward the White Jade Highest Potential Mala as a gentle reminder to concentrate on the things that truly matter in life and to help you focus on living in-spirit.

AmandaCYogaPose2Learn more about Amanda here:

Web: www.amandachristian.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/amandachristiantv
Twitter: www.twitter.com/amandalece 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/amandalece


You can also catch Amanda guiding yoga treks at Wanderlust California this summer!

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