seven years ago i experienced my first yoga class. i didn’t know it at the time, but i had just begun to dabble my feet into a practice that would end up being a huge part of my daily life. i did yoga once a week pretty consistently for about six years in addition to a daily fitness routine, and slowly but surely my body started craving it. i craved the power i felt when holding a warrior pose, the confidence i felt standing in tadasana (mountain pose), and the exhilaration i would get when taking deep inhales & exhales while folding into stretches. eventually, i couldn’t ignore this craving anymore. in july of last year, caleb & i committed to spending time every day doing yoga. at first, i was a little intimidated. what if i don’t like it as much as i thought i did? what if i get tired of it? what if i get bored? what if i fail? what if i can’t do it? what if, what if, what if. one of my favorite things my yoga practice has taught me is, if something scares me, i should definitely do it. take the leap. dive in & trust myself. believe that the universe has my back, and if i do fall, i know how to pick myself back up & move forward with grace & ease.
so, that’s what i did. every day. and now, it has blended in with my life seamlessly. i do not feel like the best version of myself if i don’t do some kind of yoga practice each day. every day looks different-sometimes it’s a sweaty, moving flow, sometimes it’s a long session of holding stretches, sometimes it’s attacking a new balance pose, and sometimes it’s just a few simple sun salutations to wake up with the sun. one of my favorite things about yoga is there is no wrong way to do it. come to the mat, just as you are, accept & respect yourself where you are, and just start to do what feels right. these are lessons i take off the mat into my life as well, and i love the fact that i have my everyday practice to help remind me of these lessons.
peace + love,