Yesterday was the type of day that yoga was NEEDED! The last few weeks have been super busy with work, rodeo, friends coming in town, my boyfriend and I going out of town, and having a life outside of work.
Yoga is the one physical activity that grounds me, provides me balance, teaches me how to be compassionate to my body, and helps clear my head of all distractions. Before I started practicing yoga, I didn’t know how to clear my head; I was constantly running a to-do list. It feels really good to unplug from the world for 1 hour a few times a week.
I used to only practice vinyasa flow with a few restorative classes mixed in here and there, but I recently discovered my body loves hot yoga. Before my first hot class, I was really nervous that I would not be able to handle the extreme heat and movements (sweating THAT much is not cute). I talked to the instructor before class who advised me to simply listen to my body and if I needed to take a break, to take one. I followed her advice and had a really great practice. I love that it follows the same routine every class so I know what is coming up next and to give myself a small pep talk to not give up. Now, I attend a hot class at least 2 times a week.