"If you want a different result, you must do something different." Is how the saying goes, right? I often imagine my future life, my future self, but how long do you keep imagining it as your future? When do you start working on it? When does it become the now? Well, the answer to that my friends is NOW.
Everyone knows that deep down, don't they? And I hang out with a lot of people that put it into practice. 1 year plans, 3 years plans, 5 year plans. F*** I feel like I need to hire an architect to draw these many plans up.
This future me had often envisioned starting the day with yoga and having a little bit of free headspace before the madness of life took over. I wanted to set the tone of MY day before anyone or anything had the chance to meddle with my vibe. To check in with the abundances I have, acknowledge and show gratitude for my life and the tasks ahead. But in order to do this, I would need to whoop my ass into gear and make some habitual changes and let's not forget, I would need to know how to do some yoga. Proper yoga.
I have spent many years feeling very "yay" and equally "meh" about yoga both at the same time. I'd had the odd amazing session largely due to the tutor, but I didn't really get it. Breathing in, when I'm supposed to be breathing out, finding space when all I can think about is how tight it all feels. Keeping my face and in particular my jaw relaxed, when clenching it was the only thing getting me through. Weird cliche music, that doesn't relax me, but irritates me and has me referring to it all as Enya music (sorry Enya fans) and please let's not talk about "knitting" ones lower ribs in, when trying to hold a pose I cannot even pronounce. WTF! But all this aside, I wanted it in my life. So I decided to commit some real time to yoga practice.
I promised myself that I would go every day (Mon-Fri). And herein lies the first error. I'm sure you've already screamed whilst reading that last sentence "training every day isn't good for you, fool", and you'd be right, so I have been going every day that my body feels good enough to go (coincidently, almost every day) and I found myself writing the odd note about how it was making me feel and wingeing on snapchat about it. I wanna share with you how yoga has been impacting on my life and what I'm learning.
Yogahood, is all about me doing yoga the only way I can. My way. Don't keep your yoga a secret. I wanna hear from like minded people cos' I can;t be the only one judging myself on the mat.
Holla at your girl.