Eleven

 

I did it.  I’m a yogi – as of almost 2 weeks ago.  …. Albeit, a SUPER noob yogi, but a yogi none-the-less!  I’ve participated in yoga in the past, but I never could make the commitment needed both physically and mentally to make it a permanent thing.  It’s something I’ve been thinking of revisiting for a really long time now – I was just afraid to take the first step.   This year, I decided that I’m going to do whatever it takes to become a better, more authentic version of myself – so I took the plunge and signed up for an entire year.  I know, I almost peed myself….but I figured, go big or go home, right?!

The studio I’ve joined is so great.  Almost all of their classes are beginner oriented, and the instructors are so lovely.  I’ve really been enjoying my time there, and I know this may sound crazy, but I’ve actually been noticing some pretty significant changes already.  I don’t know how or why it happens, but yoga practice and meditative breathing changes you.

When life gets stressful, I’m usually one who goes straight to “worst possible outcome” and then I park myself in my worry chair, and rock forever on the front porch.   Since I’ve begun classes, I’m noticing that each day it gets easier and easier to stress less, and gently guide my mind in a more positive direction.  I’ve noticed myself being more kind to my reflection; instead of spewing words of hatred and loathing, it’s becoming natural to speak to myself out of love.  To recognize the qualities I look for in others, and manifest them within myself.  I’m also learning to project this new-found light of love on those around me.

I’ve learned coping skills in the last two weeks that I never would have thought of in my entire 28 years.  I’m learning to see my life (and myself) in an entirely new perspective, and it’s so amazing.  Gratitude.  Self-Love.  Appreciation.  Calm.

Slowly, but surely, I’m moving towards where I’m meant to be, and this journey is bringing me so much happiness.  Don’t get me wrong, I still have a lot of progress to make but somehow things just feel so much easier, lighter.  This is something I’ve needed, yet denied, for far too long.  Follow your instincts.  ❤

PS: I went shopping in the ‘big city’ this weekend, and Victoria’s Secret had an INCREDIBLE sale on so I managed to snatch this super comfortable new outfit!  These pants are so awesome – they are thick, yet not too constricting, which means you won’t feel like you can’t breath and your entire bum will not show through in downward dog.  Bonus!

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