Returning to Yoga

I got myself to the gym tonight to attend my second yoga class in two weeks.  Which is funny, because just six months ago I was really in to yoga.  And I mean really in to yoga.  Like the going to classes 5 times a week and participating in a 200 hour certification program and teaching my own classes way of being in to yoga. But then after I quit my job (and then started a new job and classes) I just… stopped.  Since then, I’ve noticed that my flexibility has decreased, and my coping mechanisms for stress have gotten worse.  And that’s bad!  Yoga’s good!

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I feel like exercise – especially specific kinds of exercise – is like most other habits: the way to pick it back up again is to just do it.  That means committing to taking time out of my day to attend classes, giving it my all when I’m on my mat, and trying to find the joy in yoga again while I’m at it.

Plus I’m going to have some nice, long hamstrings if I keep it up!

“By choosing to practice yoga, we are saying that our spiritual growth is important to us. We are making it a priority. Our practice is a shelter we build for our spiritual selves. It is the work that we do to safeguard and support the possibility of spiritual growth. The winds of life constantly wear away at this shelter, but if we stick to our tools, the shelter will hold.”

– Rolf Gates, Meditations from the Mat


About Becca

Wife. Runner. Baker. Pretzel-maker. Hey, that rhymes!
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