I’ve been keeping myself busy these days with running, spinning and even adding some CrossFit and weight lifting routines into my workouts.
But it dawned on me this morning that something was missing.
I realized that I haven’t done a single downward dog, plank or triangle pose since October 22nd! How did I forget about my beloved yoga for over a month?
I quickly remedied that by dropping into a yoga class offered at the base gym.
What surprised me at first was that this whole class was done in the dark. I’ve done hot yoga in a dark lit room, but not this dark.
It was actually very relaxing and really helped me just focus on me during this class.
Having not visited these poses in so long, I was having trouble keeping simple poses without taking a break. I tried not to get too down on myself, as I know I can build back my yoga strength with a little more practice.
At the end of class when we were doing our savasana the teacher reminded us that no matter what is going on around us that we can always visit the calm within.
I found this thought rather comforting as I’ve been dealing with a lot of different emotions lately. And have not really been able to channel them.
Having the practice of yoga really helped me channel those emotions and take a few minutes to find that calm within myself. You can bet that I will be revisiting this calm within myself [yoga class] on a more regular basis! 🙂
I feel renewed and refreshed and am excited to finally have a balanced workout routine –one that includes yoga, weight lifting and a happy balance of cardio.
Do you feel like something’s missing without a certain workout/activity in your routine?