Happy Tuesday everyone!
Since January I have been attending a yoga class once a week at my gym, power yoga to be exact. This summer I’ve begun to go more regularly and in doing so I am finding that there is a lot to learn about myself on the mat. Right now I consider myself a “newbie on my yoga mat” and I seek to really dive into this practice further this year. Today I am sharing with you all my “newbie” tendencies on the mat and the things I have discovered so far in my journey.
It’s no secret that when starting off everyone wants to look like this…But cannot help but look like this…. Sometimes I forget to breathe… OR am huffing and puffing with my breathe out of sync with the sun salutation flow.
Being a dancer, I have to admit I am guilty of a few pointed toes here and there.I love the concept of connecting with oneself because with working out (running, Pilates, lifting weights) there is so much focus on the physical, outer appearance. It is nice to take time and focus on the inside.
Strength in yoga is more than just physical strength, it’s mental too.
My mat is a place of challenge released from all self prisons. There is no saying “I can’t do that,” or “I’m not strong enough to hold this pose for that long”…you can do it, right here, on the mat.
When you come to yoga there is a community that surrounds you— all sorts of people come together to do yoga.
To me, yoga is a process of progress– you see yourself change in great ways each week- in strength, openness, peace, flexibility, awareness, acceptance, possibilities, and so much more.
Do you practice Yoga? What is one thing you have learned in your journey so far?
P.S. Here is a quote that was shared at Power Yoga the other day 🙂 Enjoy you’re Tuesday everyone!!Let’s Connect!