After entering the world of yoga and getting used to incorporating more practice in my daily routine, I’m starting to notice some more changes in my life. Nothing big, but still noticeable for myself. I’ve been feeling a bit more motivated and energized lately and I’m not quite as stressed about everything. I think that the regular yoga practice and meditation has helped put my more important tasks on focus. Basically, my mind isn’t racing quite as much as it usually does. I feel less scatter brained. Also, more motivation! This has been really helpful because when my stress levels raise, I find it more difficult to get out of bed in the morning and lately it’s been easier.
When I was at the beach over the weekend with the kids and I did some yoga! In the process, I had a major burst of motivation and self-realization. I suppose the combination of the summer sun and yoga poses helped put some things into prospective. I decided to change my eating habits and set some new goals for my health and well-being. It has also been a bit of a slow process but all long-term changes take time. I have been sticking with the yoga, but it has been a struggle at times.
I have had some struggles with getting in a good yoga practice and effectively doing my poses. Not going to the studio for practice makes it harder to stay focused. I sometime feel like I’m not doing my poses properly because I don’t have an instructor there to help me and make adjustments. So, I’ve been avoiding a lot of the poses because when I try, something feels wrong and I’m not sure how to correct it. I think that it can be so much more beneficial when regularly practicing at a studio because it leaves room for asking questions and builds my confidence much more. However, I do feel a bit looser and I think my flexibility is starting to come back a bit more. Before practicing I didn’t have the motivation to stretch but now it’s the first thing I do in the morning! My muscles feel less sore and I can almost do the splits again! I’m not quite there but I feel it coming back.
So far, I feel like motivation has been the biggest change. I just want to do more now, and because of this, I feel less stressed. I look forward to seeing what else changes as I continue to practice. I’m hoping I can keep this positivity up!