Saturday, October 1, 2011

Keep Calm and Practice Yoga.

Well it’s safe to say that I am addicted to yoga and my new mantra is: 

After years of loving Pilates and telling myself how I wouldn’t like slow-paced yoga, I am now just discovering how wrong I am. About two months ago I signed myself up for a Yoga class downtown where I live. I figured what a perfect way to get more flexible, work on my strength, and hopefully burn some calories… I never thought all of that would go out the window and instead be focusing on becoming a better person. The class has a lecture/notes section built into the program so you learn more about the practice of yoga and how it can improve your life.
I am more in sync with my body than ever. I feel like I have reset my body and mind. I had no idea that there were certain poses that would help your body detox more. Just little things like twisting out your sides to hold a pose can seriously help out your liver. {Trust me with the adult beverages I consume, my liver needs all the help it can get.} There are also restorative poses which help relax the nervous system and mind and help settle the body. {I need all the help I can get in that area!}
Most of all, I love the "me time" during yoga. Just rolling out my mat now immediately calms me down. My days as a full time student and working 30 hours a week are hectic to say the least but now I allow myself some time to get in a session and boom I can turn off my head and just be in the moment. Quite the feeling!
Anyone else practice yoga?

8 comments:

whit said...

love yoga! it's crazy how it can be so relaxing, yet make you so much stronger!

amy grace said...

I've done a little yoga on the Wii Fit (ha!) pathetic, really. I would love to try a class some day and get really into it. Especially with the benefits (detox, relaxation) that you shared!

Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados, & the Bay said...

I'm pretty obsessed with yoga too :) It's so so good for the mind and body.

Individually Unique; Together Complete said...

yoga looks amazing! I totally want to try it out :]

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh I love Yoga!! It is definitely a me time activity.

Liz Taylor said...

OH GIRL. I love YOGA!!!!! Bikram yoga is especially fun, but wait until you have done it for a while to try that.

Life With Lauren said...

Never done Yoga... suggestions on where to start?

taylor said...

ahh I absolutely LOVE yoga! Literally, you just feel so relaxed and in tune with yourself after a session. Honestly though, I'm just not a big fan of Pilates...I've tried it but we just weren't compatible haha