[yoga is more than 5,000 years old and practiced all around the world by many different types of people. only recently has it been a trend in the health and wellness world – and it’s been gaining a lot of momentum in the states.]
one day this summer i was feeling achey and unhealthy. i knew i needed a change. looking for answers in a holistic way, i decided to embark on a 30- day yoga challenge. it’s one of the best choices i’ve ever made, it’s changed my life and way of thinking.]
there’s so much versatility to yoga and there are many benefits to reap from it. it is all about balance of the mind, body, and soul, but it also requires moderation. i’m a firm believer in big cups of coffee in the morning to get by, but replace that with 25 minutes of yoga and you have a natural and healthy energy burst that will last all day. i love that in the practice of yoga you use your body weight to strengthen your core. it completely eliminated the aches and pains of everyday stress and strain on my body. yoga is a great restorative exercise for post injuries, and it’s gentle and gradual at rebuilding strength.]
it teaches the mind to be still, which is what every person needs living in a society that’s constantly moving. yoga is soul food, it gives you peace knowing you are giving your body and mind the treatment it deserves. the flexibility and tone i have gained with yoga is unlike any other results i’ve seen. there are so many different kinds of yoga, and trust me when i say there’s something for everyone in the yoga world.]
there’s spiritual types that buddhists practice to open their third eye and connect their chakras. there’s fast-paced, slow flow, hot or cold, and even yoga you can do with your babies (or cats) for all the momma’s out there!
i faced some obstacles when starting my challenge. i lived in an area where to get a great experience i believed i had to pay for expensive classes. discouraged, i talked about this with a friend who mentioned an app called “down dog.” i was reluctant, but it really has been one of the best discoveries of my life. this app allows you to choose the duration, pace and style of your yoga session. it’s just like going to a class where you can skip poses or do them again.]
[it really allowed me to make this my own experience.
since my 30-day yoga challenge ended, i am even more intrigued with the world of yoga and still have so much to learn. i started keeping a journal with favorite poses and playlists for different kinds of yoga styles. i urge all of you to try yoga and keep a journal and let me know what works for you. if you aren’t in a position to go to classes, download an app. as human beings, we deserve to be happy and feel great about life. yoga taught me that and i couldn’t be more grateful for this journey.]