Lessons I’ve Taken Off The Yoga Mat and Into The World

Happy Monday Lovelies! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  I am just getting used to a new non 9 to 5 schedule over here.  It’s a bit of an adjustment and making me realize I need to re-think how to stay on top of the blog. It’s funny that when you seem to have more free time, you sometimes are less productive?  At least that’s how I’ve felt on the blogging front lately!

I wanted to continue sharing my posts that I wrote for Bodeefit this past year that no longer sit on the site.  These pieces were special to me so I definitely want to make sure I share them with you!

I’ve now been practicing yoga for three years and reflecting back can honestly say it’s been a life changer.

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Living in different places has given me the opportunity to take classes from a plethora of yoga teachers. While each and every teacher has their own style of instructing there is always one constant. I always walk away learning something. Learning something about myself or the world around me.

Here are a few lessons I’ve taken off the yoga mat and into the world with me.

You can always start over. Every time you step on to your mat is a new chance to redefine who you are and what you’re capable of.

You can only control the controllable. You are in control of your own body and your own thoughts. Everything else is out of your control, so let it go.

Be present. Be present. Be present. Your practice may feel different from yesterday and not be the same tomorrow. When you are on your mat it is about here and now and nothing else.

Your breath is one of the most powerful tools you have. Your breath gives you life. It can calm you down or give you strength. Yoga allows you to take time out of your day and tune in to your breath, this power you have.

Be patient. Boy can we all use a refresher on patience now a days? In a world where so much information is at our fingertips we can forget that some of the best rewards in life take time and cultivation. Getting on your mat forces you to be patient with your body.

How has yoga changed your life?

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4 Comments

  1. Anna says:

    You are completely right about productivity being harder when there’s more time. I like being busy because if I don’t have deadlines, I’ll do anything but the work I’m supposed to be doing. I seriously put the pro in procrastinator 😉

    I’ve loved yoga since the day I tried it. I don’t do it often enough, but there’s never been a time when I haven’t felt incredible afterwards. I tend to get anxious and I can almost feel it pulling the anxiety out of me. I’m always lighter on my feet after a session!

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