Awhile ago Becky had a post on this and asked others to play along! Though it took me a bit to get this post together that was not because I had a lack of “why”. Yoga has become a bigger part of my life this past couple of years and here is why:
1- Balance. At first this was about finding a balance with running. But after awhile this balance was about my mental/emotional well being. Yoga has taught me to listen to my body and with life getting hectic at times (especially after having Avery!) the time I spend doing yoga really has taught me to tune all the other thoughts or the day out. Right there I am creating a balance for my mental well-being.
2- Strength. I have gained a huge amount of core/upper body strength through yoga! Before I honestly would have never thought I could, but it makes me shake as much if not more as other workouts. Poses can involve every, single muscle!
3- Self Confidence. I do not consider myself athletic in any sense. I am a clumsy person so to be able to get into certain yoga poses that even a few months I would have laughed at if someone asked me to try is a huge confidence boost! It really proves mind over matter.
4 – To stop overthinking. I over think EVERYTHING you guys. So when it comes to yoga I would overthink a pose to the point it would intimidate me or I would not let my body just do its thing. But guess what? When you let go, listen to your body that is when the magic can happen.
This list could honestly go on and on. Yoga has given me so much in the past few months, and that is typically only going to one class a week. It is something I cannot wait to get Avery involved in as she grows up as well!