I did Yoga for 60 days in a row and it transformed my life.

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? 

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