What Is Your Querencia?
What motivates us to show up on our yoga mat, some days is easier than others, there are those days when the mind generates some compelling excuses not to show; but for some reason, deep down you know that Yoga is about showing up.
Earlier this year I visited my local bakery, something I do on a regular basis, but this time I noticed some writing on one of the windows.
A place from which ones strength is drawn, where one feels at home, the place where you are your most authentic self.
Intrigued, I googled “Querencia” when I got home. It turns out that Querencia is a metaphysical concept originating from Spain. It denotes the part of the bullring where the bull goes to renew his strength and center himself.
On a deeper level, it is a place from which ones strength is drawn, where one feels at home, the place where you are your most authentic self and where you know exactly who you are. Yoga nourishes you, it teaches you how to be present and that you can transform anything with love, compassion, empathy, grace and by just showing up.
My Querencia is on my mat at Yoga. What is yours…?
Article written by Yoga Teacher,Tony Kennedy.