Am I a Yogini?


Though formally referring to a master practitioner of yoga and term of respect for female spiritual gurus it is also reference to the sacred feminine force of the Goddess.  The Goddess, woman: enlightened, passionate, spiritual, and insightful.

The power of the feminine denotes balance, in man and woman. In its neutral form a yogi is a practitioner of yoga.  So whether a single Sun Salutation or a sequence of asanas that strengthen the body and focus the mind, if you’re practicing yoga the answer is yes.

Yoga can be interpreted from its Sanskrit root to mean to bind or join, to harness and direct, the application and concentration of the body, mind and soul. For a purpose, yoga is the path of the enlightened soul.

The eight limbs of yoga denote that path:

Yama, acknowledges the universal ethical disciplines,

Niyama, espouses individual discipline,

Asana, embraces mental equilibrium through physical discipline,

Pranayama, signifies the breath, source of life and its control,

Pratyahara, extols control of the senses bringing purity of the mind,

Dharana, focus of the mind to purpose,

Dhyana, tranquility through meditation,

Samadhi, is the final state of enlightenment; alert yet at peace.


Whether Bikram, Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, or Iyengar each offer physical and spiritual progress to healthful state.

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”

The Bhagavad Gita

Embrace the Goddess in you.