It is not easy finding some time for yoga EVERY day especially when your shifts are different each day and physically and mentally you are challenged to your limits. I understand that yoga can be a cure for that – turning the problems and stress off and just surrender.
Over this hectic weekend when all kinds of things happened I could not make time for it. I felt guilt because I kind of “lost” the challenge right at the first week.
But then I realized I can’t lose with yoga. It is about doing more exercise, yes but not just that: it is about getting back to myself at least for that 15-40 minutes. I only missed two days but I was already very eager to get back to the mat today and do the next bit. In fact I completed two videos.
That’s what I like about my personal yoga instructor (yoga with Adrienne) the flexibility and the encouragement to forgive ourselves and be ourselves and do the best we can. That must be enough.
Are you participating in 30 days of yoga? What are your experiences?
I found a great way to start the new year.
As many people, I guess, I’ve eaten far too much and done no exercise at all in the last couple of weeks. Check out this challenge and get into a daily routine of yoga/exercising. You can find free yoga videos (all levels welcome) on youtube every single day for 30 days and it’s starting today. Luckily with yoga there is always space for flexibility so I’m starting my journey on Sunday the 4th of January.
If January is not your month you can do it in February or in mid March. Doesn’t matter when you start it or whether you stick to these videos or interchange them with others or go to a live yoga class, the only thing important is that you “find what feels good” for the new year.
So I started a new blog about coffee (you can check it out here.) I had so much to say and explore and I felt like facebook wasn’t a good enough platform to do that.
I’m also getting more and more into yoga. I have never been very strong physically but mentally and spiritually I did think I was up to the challenge. I’m not saying it changed my life although to some extent it probably did. I’m much more sensitive to animal suffering so much so that I’ve decided to have two meat-free days per week. I guess it doesn’t seem much but believe me it is for me who had some sort of meat to every single meal. If I didn’t I felt like something was missing. Now I have more meat-free meals even if it’s not Tuesday or Thursday.
The other thing I never really thought I would want to do is running. OK, I haven’t started running yet but the idea is getting more and more inviting. I like the freedom of it and that you don’t necessarily need anything else just yourself (and probably a pair of good shoes…)
And the reason why I returned to this blog?
I’ve missed it. Especially if I read a book that is interesting or hear a song that sticks in my mind.
So hopefully I will return more often.