Wednesday, May 08, 2013

"Breathe through it, and release anything that does not serve you."


Me, at my yoga class last night

I have a new love in my life, you guys. It's yoga. It is exactly what I need. My sister has been encouraging me for years {literally} to give it a try, and last month I finally signed myself up for a class. After five minutes, I knew it was for me. I've never done such a peaceful, mind-clearing  type of exercise before. I like the quietness of it, the dim lights, the way I feel when I'm imagining myself as a goddess, or a warrior! I come away feeling like I've worked every muscle in my body, and had a good long nap! How is that even possible? I don't know. But I'll take it.

Do you do yoga? 

PS: I love, love, love how the instructor says "Namaste" at the end of each session. Totally reminds me of LOST :)

7 comments:

  1. I've been doing it for a month everyday recently too :) I really love it.

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  2. See, you should totally listen to your sister more often. She is wise beyond her years ;)
    So glad you love it. Now to just get to a class together!!
    xo

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  3. my friend has been doing yoga for years and she keeps encouraging me to do so. but i haven't, haha. maybe i should give it a try

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  4. I am so glad you have fallen in love with something so positive for your mind and body. I wanted desperately to feel the same, but I needed something with more movement. How you feel about yoga is what pilates has given me.

    I do have a prenatal yoga video that I enjoyed. May have to try it again... !

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  5. Erin, pass onto Micaela that she should try vinyasa yoga. Lots of flowing movement. There are so many different styles. You have to find one that fits for you.

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  6. In addition to all the good qualities you listed about yoga, I hear it is also very soothing and restorative. I have been seeking another way to navigate my grief and my mind keeps circling back to yoga. This year should be the year I give it a try. I am happy to hear it is doing good by you.

    My comments are quite often after-the-fact these days, but I do hope that you found a sense of peace at your friend's memorial service. I am certain that she was listening and knows of your love for her. The evidence is so strong through what you share of her and your friendship.

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