Wednesday topic-yoga this is my own personal journey.
Been chronically ill I been on path of managing things better and trying alternative ways. With the trauma and abuse I have been through I have had my own struggles, the one thing that stuck with me when the counselor said I don’t know how to stop and rest, I have this need to be busy all the time and the need to keep rescuing people.
Coming into a new year and been back home in the bay, ment new adventures and new things to try. Yoga was always something that I was drawn to but never thought I ever give it ago, my perception of yoga was you need to be skinny and have flash active wear and like how on earth would I get into those poses.
I can’t explain it, out of the yoga classes I found on Facebook there was one that stuck out for me, so I sent a message and that was me my yoga journey started. The first class I was full of aniexty and just didn’t know what to expect I went in with an open mind.
I have learnt so much about my self and learning to listen to my body when something not quite feeling right, learning to breath again and the benefits of each pose and my posture has improved and most importantly I have learnt to turn down the mind and allow my self to rest. I have learnt confidence and it’s ok if I can’t do a pose or mine may look different to others, improved sleeping.
Yoga is not about flexibility or getting abs it’s about finding inner peace and learn to let things go that are not serving us any good and holding us back and looking after your self from the inside to the outside.
The yoga pose is not the goal. Becoming flexible is not the goal. Standing on your hands is not the goal. The goal is serenity. Balance. Truly finding peace in your own skin. ― Rachel Brathen
There is many benefits to adding yoga to your life.
Don’t take my word for it give yoga ago today.