Surprise Yoga Discoveries That You May Love


Wherever I go yoga seems to be out there, attracting more people with its many facets. Before I tried it I was quite hesitant, and more than a little intimidated by the whole process. But once you get into it, the process becomes simple and the surprises just keep happening.

If your schedule, your demands on yourself and your constant energetic focus sometimes leave you wiped out, yoga can show you new ways to keep right on being you with just a little mellowing around the edges.

Yoga Teaches Acceptance & Flexibility

Once you settle onto the mat and learn to let go, as your mind and body connect, you may see life a little differently. The HuffingtonPost suggests yoga can actually help us to loosen up a little and stop trying to control everything. Yoga can teach us to be a little more patient and accepting, not demanding everything be perfect.

As the lights dim and you move through familiar poses, all of the day’s must do’s just drop back a bit. There will be more tasks and more deadlines. But now that really seems OK.

Yoga really is a work in progress.

As you learn more about yoga and settle onto your mat it becomes clearer there really is no end game. As the Huffington Post says, it is a work in progress. You can always take yoga further, or choose to stay where you are. The journey is totally yours.

When I started yoga I chose a spot in the back of the class and carefully watched the other members of the class.
But gradually I learned my time on the mat was mine. This was not a competition. This was a space where I could just let go of the daily crunch and enjoy the interaction of body and spirit.

An hour later as I rolled up my mat, my mind was clearer and my body was relaxed. I would be back and the journey would continue. Right along with these surprises, I gradually learned how portable and flexible yoga can be.

Standing in my kitchen chopping veggies I can improve my balance with the yoga tree pose. Wherever I am, off traveling or taking a break in the office, all I need is my yoga mat and a few minutes to do some stress releasing yoga poses to smooth out life’s little bumps.

Wherever you are, just starting, or way into yoga, enjoy the moment and let yoga’s many possibilities work for you.
As always when beginning new exercise routines check with your physician first.


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