“Why isn’t there a yoga resource venue in Hawaii like a magazine or even a website?” That was the question that started this journey a year ago. It was a question that I am sure has been asked by many yogis well before me. Well, I now understand why this idea had never come to fruition. And had I known the work that was ahead of me before I ventured out, I may not have even started. So for a year, this quote from the Alchemist played in my head:
“Every search, every new job, every new relationship begins with beginner’s luck. And every search, every dream ends with the victor’s being severely tested. Before a dream is realized, the soul of the world tests everything that was learned along the way and perseverance is always a factor towards reaching a destination.” – Alchemist
This journey, without a doubt, has been about my passion and love for yoga (and yes, I am proof that you can love yoga without being super flexible). But the drive that has kept me going down the rabbit hole was the people I met along the way, and supported the cause. Their knowledge, amazing insight into yoga, and their time and energy, made me fall in love with yoga over and over again.
The common thread for each and every yogi I have met is “constant self-improvement” and yoga makes us mindful of this. Think about the people you come in contact with on a daily basis – are they TAKING ACTION to find and reach health, happiness, peace, stability, patience, love, and… overall GOODNESS? Hawaii does indeed have an amazing yoga community!
With that I give you the first printed issue of YogaHawaiiMagazine.com, and an already thriving website, to keep all enthusiasts in-the-know about yoga in Hawaii.
Mahalo and Namaste,
Publisher of YogaHawaiiMagazine.com