Yogavata.com is a yoga, travel, and photography website, for air-heads like me.
Yoga is thousands of years old and means so much more than those beautiful poses (asanas) everyone is familiar with. Yoga.org tells us “The word “yoga” comes from the Sanskrit root you, … Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit. The continued practice of yoga will lead you to a sense of peace and well-being, and also a feeling of being one with your environment.”
Vata refers to one of three Doshas (the constitutional nature of a person) in Ayurvedic medicine and translates loosely to, that which moves things (air). Vata’s tend to learn quickly, and forget just as quickly, air-heads. Vata’s are energetic, flexible, agile and creative, love new experiences and welcome change. Vata’s are enthusiastic, lively and when balanced, positive people. The other two Doshas are Kapha and Pitta. Feel free to google those if you’re curious. Pitta’s, you know who you are.
The summit pictured is Mount Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, in Alaska. The air at the summit contains less oxygen than the air at the base, thus, it is lighter. Spiritual Light exists within all of us, we are all connected through the Holy Spirit. To find that Lightness of being, that connection to our Holy Spirit, we must follow His path. As a believer, I think that path is up, not down. The air at the summit is light.
That said; YogaVata is light-hearted homage to the Vata Dosha in all of us, I invite you to explore and follow this website and whatever it turns out to be. I will undoubtedly recreate it, a thousand times over.