I love how yoga makes me feel. More importantly, it changes my mood drastically. I’m not 100% sure how it does it. I know that running did it. And maybe it’s just the sweat, the body working. Maybe that is how we are all supposed to be doing it every day. I don’t know but it works for me. So here are the biggest changes I see in my mood:
1) When I am tense, worried or all out stressed. I go to yoga and I come out relaxed, relieved, calm and energized. How does something so hard make me feel so good for the rest of the day? It does, it just does.
2) When I feel bad about myself or my body, I go to yoga and I feel strong, tall and lean. I have definitely never had that with anything else and I spend an hour looking strait at myself in the mirror. Actually, I have been trying to be in the front row because I find the closer I am to the mirror, the more I look at me than at anyone else. Seeing myself doing the poses makes me appreciate the hard work. I am able to see what my body can do and it’s amazing. I’m flexible (just to brag, I am more flexible than most girls 8-10 years old) Yes, it was hard work, but every single class made me feel this way. From when I couldn’t stand to now when I feel stronger and leaner each day.
3) I feel like a happier, calmer version of myself. I like the person I am on yoga. I love myself, the person I am, the love in my heart, the good things about me.
4) Probably my biggest struggle is patience and irritability. I find it impossible to get irritated after class. The traffic, the weather, anything really, I am able to take things as they are and approach each problem as it comes. I’m not in a hurry, I love the moment I am in and how ever it happens.
Struggle with any of these like I do? I’m sure some or all of them. You are just one class away – changing my life, one move at a time.