Today’s yoga practice really got me thinking…

I woke up today thinking I needed to do day 4 of my liift4 program. I wasn’t really feeling it. I had already completed 3 days this week and was feeling good about that. My body wasn’t feeling up to having an intense workout today. I felt like going easy on myself. But my inner voice was telling me that I needed to do the more intense workout if I ever want to reach my goal. It was a back and fourth battle in my mind about doing what my body felt like/what I was gravitating towards vs doing what I thought I needed to do.

So I decided to start with yoga. If I felt like doing my other workout after, I would. I ended up doing two yoga practices. Adriene had brought up something in the second practice that really resonated with what I was feeling today. She talked about not always doing what we think we need to do, about forcing something upon us because we think it’s what we need. She mentioned that maybe this practice today was what we needed, even if we thought we didn’t.

Honestly, the practice was really mellow and exactly the opposite of what I thought I needed today for my workout. But at the end I felt amazing. I got exactly what I needed today from that practice. I found acceptance in myself, strength and happiness. I felt a love for myself that I was missing this morning with the back and fourth banter going on in my mind. It was exactly what I needed today and I had no idea.

I’m loving this 30 day yoga journey. It has really helped me to find a love for yoga again. I have also found a new love for myself and the world around me. I feel more grounded and accepting. I feel in touch with myself and energized from within. I’m excited to see where it takes me. I will continue to blog about my experience and growth with yoga. Thanks for reading.

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