This is my expression of the universal love of Yoga. It is transformative and life changing in the everyday you are a new you. I have been practicing for the last 14 yrs and as of the last 3 Years I have been on a mission to bring Yoga to the Bronx community and to other underserved communities. It is my honor to touch the lives of so many people and give them a little thought of change via my talk in class. I have heard that when I teach it sounds like a sermon. Thanks for such a compliment as it is my goal to get people to wake up and become more conscience of the divine being they are and how to tap into it. Yoga is the tool.
Yoga has helped me to make major changes in my life. I have gone from being a person living on edge and indulged in negative activities, which I will detail at another time. I grew up this tough Puerto Rican kid on the Lower East Side on NYC. I was raised in the NYCHA housing projects, surrounded by drugs and violence without a male role model or mentor to guide me in the right direction. I learned mostly from the streets and the hard ass concrete. It wasn’t college degree information I was obtaining, just pure negative survival skill 101. I was raised by my mother (left her earth body)who had a 3rd grade education and had to provide for my 3 siblings and I. I came to NYC at age of 7 and remembered my first snow storm living in Bklyn with the train running outside the apartment window and it was loud. I went to school and was always told that I was very intelligent but, the streets got the best of me. I will rephrase that as the streets took the best years of my life.
I learned about stay fit by working out and doing calisthenics. I gained a nice size build in my body and looked pretty intimidating. I later in my years was introduced to Yoga and I got high from it. I was hooked and kept doing it to this date. Yoga helped me avoid a back operation and trust me, I am very grateful. I became a vegan but I started to lose weight and my face looked too thin so, I started to eat chicken and seafood. I support vegans and it a healthy lifestyle for some. it is not for everyone, this is my opinion. Hey, I am a yogi, I stated my mind and do my research so I recommend that if you don’t agree with something I state, do the research for yourself and make your own conclusion. OM Shanti. I then started to feel good eating some animal products and still do today. I do eat only organic food. Now I want to share my love for Yoga with others who don’t know about it and the power we have inside to make a inner change that will affect the outside world.