Before I get started I want to say I know not everyone likes yoga, believes in yoga, or wants to give yoga a chance. But I challenge you this, open your mind to this post, give it 2-3 minutes and think about it. Give your mind a chance to find balance and tranquility. Man do I sound like a yogi or what 😉
In all seriousness I love yoga, I was a dancer for 15 years as many of you already know and stretching and strengthening my muscles was something I did daily. I would use poses in yoga at the studio to help stretch muscles and release tension from my body after class.
I started taking hot yoga classes about 3 or 4 years ago, I loved them I could stretch further and work harder and there is something really rewarding about leaving a class dripping in sweat! I continued to do hot yoga everyday sometimes twice a day, I loved it. I was so connected with my mind and body, I knew my strength and what my body needed. It was so rewarding and peaceful. Especially in the cold winter nothing is better then being warm in a hot yoga class.
While I am waiting for a hot yoga studio to open near my school I still do yoga to take myself away from the stress of school. I even worked on meditation and relaxation last year. I use meditation when I am going to sleep and it is very rare I can’t fall asleep now.
I was really good at yoga because I could do everything from being a dancer. Now that I am not dancing and yoga isn’t happening daily I notice I am re-learning some poses and moves because I have lost that bendy feel and some of my strength. But my mindfulness and meditation stay the same.
Thank you Brooklyn for these beautiful photos!! I love them and can’t wait to add more to my page!
If you are against yoga, haven’t tried it, love it or are confused by it. Look around try a free class and if that isn’t for you try mindful meditation. It allows you to have a few moments to think about you who you are and who you want to be. I love to visualize where I want my life to go and put it into the universe that I am going to make it happen.
I hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday! I was at a long table dinner last night and it was just beautiful! Check out my insta stories if you want to see it!