Part of my 5 year plan to make some changes I wanted to see occur in my life that I shared a little bit ago included yoga being a bigger part of my life. I wanted to be practicing it, living it & maybe teach it one day (maybe).
Remember the 5 year plan and why it’s beneficial? If not… take a quick second to read that here.
So where am I on this goal?
My first steps involved just doing it more. Spending more time stretching and practicing yoga more than I had been. I am happy to report that I have been moving forward towards this goal.
I started reading more about it and how to live it (still learning) and have slowly started doing yoga more. I go to at least one class a week and do it at least once at my house by myself. I still need to stretch more though. But I feel the progress I have made is good… Baby steps.
Until now!! My friend (a yoga certified instructor) had stopped practicing for a while and when I told her I was wanting to get a lot more involved in it she suggested this 30 day challenge. It was a way for her to get back involved in it and for me to get more involved. But I didn’t want to do it. Well, I did but I didn’t. You know how that is?!
While I knew it was something that would be really good for me I tried using the excuse that my friend needed me to do this and I should do it for her. But I know it’s for me… I am doing this for me. Then she tells me it’s ‘heated’ yoga. I’ve never done that before! I’ve never done Bikram yoga before! I’ve never had a desire to do it! Now I was nervous.
I was nervous that not only am I making a 30 day commitment to something that I know will be challenging for me but I am also doing this style of yoga I’ve never wanted to do! But focusing on the positive… I can get through a lot of hard things. I might end up not liking it but it’s only for 30 days. I have a reason to do yoga or mediation every day. I have a short term goal I’m working towards that I know will help me towards my long term goal. I’ll become stronger and more flexible. So my mind and body will greatly benefit from it. And I get to spend more time with my friend and get to know her even more! There really are a lot more positives than negatives.
So now I’m excited for it!