It's almost 11 o'clock and I'm sat in my pj's, writing up this blog post about yoga. Maybe it's because I'm so relaxed now, who knows? I just had a cup of green tea (which reminds me that I need to buy some more green tea) and I've just gotten ready for bed. But, my mind was filled with inspiration and things I wanted to share with you so that's what I'm going to do.
I've tried a thousand times to start a proper yoga class and I failed a 999 times. The last time, which is now, I actually succeeded in planning my yoga class into my daily routine and I'm hooked. As a uni student with a blog and a social life, I undergo quite a lot of stress and I can handle a lot of it, but sometimes it all gets a bit too much and I need to take a step back. My mum has been a yogi for nearly three years (or longer? Correct me if I'm wrong, mum.) and she always tells me how relaxing it was and before I started doing yoga myself, I thought it was funny but crazy. I mean, who likes sitting on a mat for an hour or doing weird poses that aren't comfortable at all?
After following Adriene's 30 day yoga camp for fifteen days, I can say I've learned a lot about myself and I'm slowly starting to accept my body and who I am. Yes, it's only been fifteen days but I'm planning on doing yoga for another couple of years. Why? These are the five reasons why I love yoga:
· ACCEPTING WHO YOU ARE ·
· GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BOUNDARIES ·
· TAKING A STEP BACK ·
· DON'T RUSH IT ·
Everything takes time; improving your flexibility, adding that hour of yoga to your busy schedule, learning new yoga poses, finding your perfect yoga place in your house, etc. Yoga is about finding inner peace and it helps you to calm down.
· PRODUCTIVITY & POSITIVITY·