I started going to yoga again over the past week, and I can’t believe I took such a long break! My mom is in town and she found a studio that is SO close to my apartment (I mean walking distance) that I had no idea existed. We’ve been going to classes together and I am loving it! The classes at my normal gym aren’t at very convenient times for my schedule, so it’s been nice to have a closer option with different times available.
I was shocked at how quickly the poses came back to me. I’m still getting used to finding my balance and of course improving my flexibility, but overall I’m happy with my muscle memory! One of the amazing benefits of yoga is how it promotes self-love. It’s the only form of exercise I’ve ever done where I’m not thinking to myself “this workout will make me stronger/better/fitter/thinner etc. Yoga is pure self-acceptance- loving and accepting where you are right NOW. Not how you want to be next week or next month, but right now. Such an important lesson!
I think it’s important to have goals and a vision for the future, but never appreciating the present is a huge downfall! It can be hard to find a balance, but yoga has definitely reminded me how importance self-acceptance is…
Happy Hump Day! #namaste 😉