Asana becomes joyful and effortless when it is an expression of gratitude. In movement, our attitude is ingrained into muscle memory and our lives change. This is the premise of japa yoga; cellular shape aligns with thought and intention. Our bodies absorb everything our minds present. When stress is perceived in the mind it is felt in the body. Often it stays there to the detriment of our health and well-being.
About Greg Ormson
Dr. Ormson has worked as a speech writer, musician, college professor, journalist, public speaker and campus clergy. He was awarded the 2017 Eastern Iowa Review prize for long form lyric essay for, "Midwest Intimations."
His yoga writing is published in Yoga International, elephant journal, Asana Journal, Do You Yoga, The Yoga Blog, Yogi Times, The Health Orange, Hello Yoga, TribeGrow, Yoganect (November 2017) and Seattle Yoga News.Some of his yoga articles have reached millions of viewers through social media and have been translated and shared in Portuguese, Tamil, and French.
Greg's stories of a healing encounter with yoga are the voice of a regular guy that’s been opened and changed. Yoga won’t turn you into a teenager, he writes, but it might help you feel like one.