By: Jessi Kohlhagen Where you are is exactly where you need to be. This is 100% true -- but it can be a really tough concept to grasp when we’re feeling impatient or uncertain about something in our lives. We all have things in life that we wish would happen sooner… challenges we wish we could overcome faster… and a vision for our future that we wish we could magically teleport right into. But the universe doesn’t work that way, and we are often required to summon enormous amounts of trust and patience as we follow the path toward our greatest dreams and ambitions. This has been the *big* lesson in my life over the past few months. While I feel like my inner evolution has been accelerated to super-speed, the rest of my world is struggling to catch up and manifest all of my heart’s bigger and better plans for my life, and the world. This can be incredibly disheartening. It can bring up feelings of doubt, fear, and frustration -- and leave us feeling even less capable of creating the change we wish to see. That is, until we understand the essential reasoning for it all. This is where divine timing comes in… and understanding how it works is the key that unlocks absolute abundance.

By: Jessi Kohlhagen “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” -The Bhagavad Gita The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj meaning union, communion, and to bind, join, direct, and concentrate one’s attention on. Mahadev Desai, in his introduction to the Gita according to Gandhi defines yoga as “the yoking of all the powers of body, mind and soul to God; the disciplining of the intellect, the mind, the emotions, the will.” While yoga is indeed a physical practice, its main intention lies in the union of body, mind and spirit. It transcends the mere physical realm and supports us mentally, energetically, spiritually, morally and holistically. To the yogi, the body is the prime instrument of spiritual enlightenment and oneness with God. It’s the palpable vehicle for our spirit. If the vehicle breaks down, the traveller cannot go far. The yogi knows that the needs of the body are also the needs of the divine spirit, which lives through the body. Ultimately, a yogi’s life becomes focused on the question: “How do I become free, whole and alive?” Through a dedicated yoga practice we discover the inexhaustible number of answers to this profound question. This article serves to share some of these answers. Whether you are just beginning your yoga journey, or being called back to a lifelong practice, yoga is sure to change your life again and again.