I did Yoga for 60 days in a row and it transformed my life.
Yoga. Yes, it's totally trending right now. I mean, everyone is doing it. There's a yoga studio on every corner, they're practically competing with Starbucks. So, is yoga just a trend or is it really all it's cracked up to be? In order to figure out if yoga was beneficial, I skipped the yoga studio and did videos from home.
I wanted to make sure I wasn't being influenced by the people around me and that it was truly something that worked. Now that I'm convinced I fully intend to start going to yoga classes because I would love to meet some fellow yogis (can I call myself that now?) who have also been transformed by yoga.
As mentioned in previous posts, I have terrible anxiety and severe panic attacks. I have tried many natural ways to prevent and heal from this terrible disorder. I've always mentioned how yoga has been great for me, but I never stuck with it as diligently as 60 days in a row. Even on days where I didn't want to or felt that I didn't have time, I put in at least 20 minutes. What I know now, is in order for it to truly change you, you have to do it every day. Or at least as many days in a row as you can.
I feel more in control of my emotions. Although bad thoughts and panic still enter my mind, I have learned to accept that they will, but it's my choice to let them control me. I find when I'm feeling most panicky that I immediately pray to God and then put myself into a yoga position to calm my nerves. So far, it has made an incredible difference in my life.
I feel more confident. I feel like I have more ability to get things done. I feel less likely to put myself down. There is a lightness within my soul and it's something I can't put into words, but I feel it.
I am more flexible. Wow. I used to think I could do so much, but now I realize I had a long way to go. I am more flexible. I feel my muscles getting stronger. I feel more capable of doing activities I normally wouldn't want to do.
I feel happier. Now that I haven't skipped a day of yoga, I feel absolutely incredible. I crave it. My favorite part of my day is going into my yoga room and truly enjoying the moment. I don't rush through the movements, I just enjoy where I am. I am more content with the situations that come my way, good or bad.
I feel calm. I still have anxious days. That's just a part of my journey and I realize that now. Yoga has helped me accept that but also has helped me remain calmer through those bad times.
After 60 days of yoga, I can confidently say that even though it is trending, it's a valuable and wonderful trend. I will continue my yoga journey. Here's to 60 more! Why not try it yourself?