Mariko Hirakawa is the founder of Visionary Yoga. She is also an internationally recognized Yoga-Ayurveda Expert with over 27 years of teaching experience, author of the #1 International Bestselling Book, The Yoga of Personal Development. She’s a teacher of teachers, currently working with top business leaders in New York City bringing Yoga as a powerful Peak Performance and personal development tool to break free from the unconscious loops that are sabotaging their health, relationships, and financial abundance, and step into their highest expression as leaders. A former professional ballet dancer as well as an Ayurvedic
physician trained in India, she is dedicated to positioning Yoga as something far beyond fitness, the ultimate technology for human consciousness evolution.
Mariko shares how Visionary Yoga has helped to her to find her purpose in life and have the confidence to be her authentic self. She also shares her tips that can help you in your own journey to self confidence.
Mariko Hirakawa is the founder of Visionary Yoga.
Mariko is of Japanese descent.
Favorite Self Confidence Quote
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover
Definition of Self Confidence
Self confidence is the ability to recognize and own your inner gifts as well as demons, and to be able to transmute everything into your unique expression that serves that serves the world.
Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence
Mariko was painfully shy and insecure. Being a dancer meant that she was constantly judged for her body, and every time she performed or was at an audition, she was paralyzed with fear. That was because she was really so self-centered, worrying about heself. Only thinking of yourself is a great recipe for depression!
The “AHA” Moment
Visionary yoga taught Mariko that the purpose of life is to serve, to make yourself useful with the gifts you were given, and holding back does not serve anyone.
Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence
Everyday is a recommitment for Mariko. She is reclassifying her mission and purpose. She brings the true purpose of yoga to realize our full potential as human beings. Her path is more aligned with her message and she is living her talk.
The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener
You wouldn’t have been born if you didn’t have a unique purpose that only you can achieve. So whatever it takes, make it your mission to find that thing. Be a true seeker. Don’t compromise on that quest, because your soul’s destiny depends on it.