I love yoga. I love the calming, grounding feeling that comes with it. I love the moments when I can leave my body, settle my mind and just be there on my mat, moving, flowing. I have had lovely moments of clarity on my mat. My Word for 2014 came to me during my yoga practice. And I’ve learned important things about myself while I was in down dog or trying to focus on my breath in Half Moon pose.
Somewhere, though, I’ve fallen out of practice with my yoga, and I’ve lost that connection. And I could blame my kids or the studio’s schedule. But really, that would just be excuses. It’s my own fault that I didn’t prioritize myself and my own yoga. Quite honestly, I’ve reached a threshold of inactivity that I don’t like. I don’t feel good, I don’t have the same energy, my clothes don’t fit as well as they could. It’s time to for a change.
So for these 30 Days, I will be practicing yoga every day. Some will be at home. Some will be in an organized class. Sometimes I’ll be with friends, and sometimes with my children. I need to get my bare feet back on my mat, ground my knuckles into the Earth, find my drishti and my balance again. I want to hear my breath and find the power in it again.
When I’m not on my mat this month, I want to apply what I learn into my every day life, carry with me the strength and lessons. I’m taking a whole life approach to this month’s challenge, opening myself to the possibilities of what might happen and seeing where the flow takes me.
I hope that will look back at the end of the month with a firm foundation and the strength to continue my practice from then on. I want to see all the benefits that yoga has to offer me. I’m excited by all the possibilities.
Do you have a regular yoga practice? What is your thing about it? I want to know.
I am also starting back with my daily Instagram photos to share my daily successes and struggles. So be sure to follow me over there for all kinds of personal and wonderful details from my yoga journey. And I just (like just now) started a brand new yoga board on Pinterest. I’d love to see your yoga pins and what poses or practices you’re trying.