Taking Care Of Me With Yoga

Yoga went by in the blink of an eye and yesterday!

One minute I was on my mat stretching and learning a new balancing pose and the next moment Shavasana had come and my hour at the studio was over. Just like that!

It was a warm welcome back from the ladies who were all curious about our vacation but also happy to see me back!

Today is another day and as much as I love when the days fly by, at yoga I would like time to stand still. If only for a few moments.

I love going to yoga. Since moving to Texas has been lonely, it has brought on a bit of depression and anxiety. Going to yoga has lightened that load and given me something to look forward to everyday. There are days when I think I can’t do a particular pose. But I tend to think about it like food. You never know if you’re going to like it until you at least give it a try, right? So, how do I know if I can do Svarga Dvijasana (Birds of Paradise) or Tittibhasana (Firefly) if I don’t at least try to do it? When the instructors throw some balance poses in that get my head spinning, of course I give it a try and that makes me thirsty for more. How much further can I get? What else can my body do?

↑ Birds Of Paradise ↑

↑ Firefly ↑

To my surprise, my body can do a lot more! The more I practice and the more patient I am, the more I learn and the more my body can do. Letting go of judgement and expectation. This week I learned to do Bakasana (Fire Crow) and Parsva Bakasana (Twisting Crow or Side Crane). And the week has just started!

The above photos are not me but they are the above poses referenced.

I have been practicing a head stand and have only gotten my legs vertical a few times and only for about 15 seconds but Travis was there to witness it! I love the challenge that it gives me and I love overcoming those challenges. Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.

I do yoga at home and at the studio always looking to extend my practice and clear my mind as much as possible.

Our schedule is busy this week since I am making time to re-connect with my mat at the studio. Levi has swim everyday which we have to head to pretty much right when I get home from yoga. We are getting back to therapy and getting Delylah’s surgery scheduled. It will be a busy couple of weeks but we will all benefit from everything we have going on.

Sometimes as a parent you forget to take time for yourself and reconnect with your mind and your body. Feeling guilty for doing so is natural. Being the best YOU, you can be is better for your family than running yourself ragged for them. Take care of YOU!

Happy Tuesday My Friends

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