If gold stars were still given out in adulthood then I would already have 8! Every day since last Saturday I have incorporated yoga into my daily schedule. I have attended three vinyasa yoga classes at my gym, completed 4 yoga classes via the internet, and added 15 minutes of sun salutations, poses, and binds, to one of my morning home-workouts. I am rocking this March Meditation Challenge.
It has only been a week, but I am already feeling calmer, stronger and more confident. Through yoga I have been forced to carve out time in the day for myself. Time where I am solely concentrating on improving my technique and form, and listening to my body, nothing else.
I spend most of the day sitting and typing in front of a computer. I do my best to walk to work each day and take a break outside from the office in the middle of the day. But while moving is important, I am finding that purposeful movement is even better for the body than just mindless walking. When I am consciously placing my arms and legs and head in a yoga position I am respecting what my body is capable of doing, and not doing. I am harnessing my strength and demonstrating my power. And while that sounds intimidating, it is actually the opposite. Because I am carefully and strategically training my body I am able to move with harmony and peace in and out of positions.
If I sound like a converted yogi I just might be, but what it really comes down to is that I am enjoying moving my body safely while strengthening and healing my body at the same time.
If you don’t believe all of my mumbo-jumbo feel free to read what the experts have to say about the benefits of yoga.
The cat even decided to help me out with some of my poses. She voluntarily jumped up on me when she felt I was most in need of her assistance. Thank you cat.
Have you been able to keep up with the yoga challenge?
How are you feeling after a few days of stretching and Om-ing?
Any specific improvements you are noticing now that you are practicing poses more often?