Ok great, I am a yogi and yoga teacher so I completely relate to this and have a full appreciation and respect for this definition. I love that it says that it has high spiritual and creative power...totally on board with that. Plus I love Yoga. So was my aim to have a yoga blog? A super powerful, life altering, inspirational and spiritual blog? Does that mean that I can't talk about wanting to have babies, and food, and my dog, and my marriage, and my favorite products (imagining Oprah's favorite things)?
Turns out, a lot -- and yet, like many spiritual (and especially yogic) things, it's not so easy to define. "It's big. Om is nebulous, and it's vague. It can mean almost anything," says Yoganand Michael Carroll, dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga.
YES! Much like this blog, the word/sound of OM, is not so easy to define. Maybe that is not such a bad thing? Maybe it just is what it is and that is ok. Perhaps what I am dealing with is my insane need to want to define everything all the time and to constantly have the answers, but sometimes, well, we just don't. I know that I want to write and I know that I have a lot to say. I know that I want to be up to big things in my life and on this blog and I also know that I am open to possibilities...all of them. So really this tiny word with this enormously vast meaning is perfect for this blog. I am a yogi, a writer, a wife, a mama (currently just to our pug), a daughter, a sister, a friend, a lover of food, stories and life. Just like any of us, I hold a lot of titles and a lot of interests and yet not one of them by themselves can ever fully define me. Even more importantly than that, I'm not sure that a definition is even required. So let me just take this one OM at a time. One Big, Nebulous, Anything is possible idea at a time, and just see what happens....
is a Mama, Wife, Teacher, Writer and Creator of One OM at a time. She has been teaching and studying yoga since 2008 and has taught at studios in Syracuse, Boston and New York City. For the past two years her hOMe has been wherever she, her husband Justin, their daughter Audrey and pug Oscar find themselves as they traveled for Justin's job on the national tour of Matilda the Musical. This way of living has really taught Sara that yoga and mediation requires nothing more than some time and a space for your mat and that it really can be done anywhere. More recently, this gypsy mama and family have made their way back to NYC and Sara is back in the yoga studio leading weekly classes at New York City's one and only Baptiste Yoga Studio! You can still catch her every Sunday morning leading classes on Facebook LIVE because she truly wants to make yoga accessible to everyone, no matter where you are in the world and in life. There is a beautiful balance that happens when we can stand both in community surrounded by fellow yogis as well as stand in our own space and practice. However you choose to experience one of Sara's classes, it is her hope to inspire YOU to live your life with authenticity, creativity and lots and lots of love.