The type of yoga we teach at Metro Power Yoga is based in the teachings of Baron Baptiste and the methodology of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga. This athletic flowing style of yoga is more than mere asana (poses). Instructors are not only leaders of classes but powerful community leaders and examples through their actions and words.
There are three themes of Baptiste Yoga that are important to understand if we want to take back power over our lives. They are: “Be a Yes”, “Give Up What You Must” and “You Are Ready Now”. This post will cover the first one. Stay tuned for posts on the other two in these upcoming weeks.
The first theme, “Be a Yes” is NOT about saying “Yes” to anything and everything that comes your way. In fact, the power of saying “No” at times is a key element of being a yes to your life and a way to empower others to take charge of their lives.
Being a yes is showing up at 110% every day to everything no matter how awful it may be, whether it’s a trip to the dentist for a root canal or a difficult conversation with a friend. There are many times each day that each one of us faces unpleasant things or people that we must face. The easy way out is to run away. And many people do, never facing their deepest fears, insecurities and weaknesses. Baptiste Yoga teaches us to face the uncomfortable with comfort and to find ease in the dis-ease. Through this methodology we turn failure into fortune.
On our mats, we find our inner “Yes” in Tadasana (Mountain Pose). This is our Truest North. We root down through our feet, grounded into the earth, shine up through our hearts and heads, gazing softly forward. We are attentive and relaxed; alert and at ease, all at the same time. Ready for anything. When we move from our physical mats to our “mats” beyond the studio door, carry this attentive ease with you.
In your power, in your inner “Yes”, empower each and every person you encounter. Share the love. Be the love. Be the Yes that you are.