Happy Friday y’all! And namaste. Time for another recap.
- 60-min barre3 session at home on Saturday (technically not a yoga class, but it does incorporate some yoga moves)
- 75-min Mindfulness Yoga class on Monday (including 23 minutes of meditation)
- 75-min Sivananda Yoga class on Friday (including 12 minutes of meditation)
This week I managed to get a little more yoga in. I’m starting to find more balance between yoga and regular workouts. Before I started this challenge I felt a little bit stressed out. Thinking: I’m trying so hard to keep up this exercise schedule. I must be mad to wanna add something new to that. And in the first two weeks I really had to push myself to practice yoga three times a week. It felt like just another chore. But then I started to feel the difference: I’m more relaxed, especially the first few hours after a class. I haven’t felt RSI symptoms last two week, even though I have a few lingering deadlines at work, which normally result in a nagging pain in my neck, shoulder or wrist. AND I’m slowly learning to not strive for perfection, as I usually do, but listen to my body and stop or opt for an easier pose when certain asanas are too difficult for me. Yes peeps, it’s hard to believe, but I’m starting to accept my imperfections. Who would’ve known?
For those of you who are participating in this challenge (or have started a regular yoga schedule somewhere in the past): what changes did you notice after you started practicing yoga and/or meditation?