• Be the light • No ego • No emotionally heavy convos • Stay in your center • Take nothing personal • Inhale deep • Exhale slow • Focus on the good––only • Send love and light through the entire space • Come light • Leave light May the Force be with you. ✨
I’ve been doing yoga for a little under a month now, and my general fitness and flexibility has improved so much already
At the start I could barely hold downward dog for twenty seconds, now I’m practically begging to get into it as release after a thirty second plank
I’m still (BMI speaking) obese, yet yoga at home is helping me improve my fitness and tone my body in ways that going to the gym just can’t
I honestly recommend yoga to anyone
You don’t have to be into the spiritual side of it, the health benefits are so great regardless
I’d recommend this twenty minute beginners video if you’ve never tried it before. Keep coming back to that video until it’s easy - you don’t need blocks or resistance bands, you don’t even necessarily need a mat, just 20 minutes and enough space to comfortably move (a front room or bedroom is perfect)
Once that video is easy, you can comfortably hold all the poses without needing breaks, you can move onto the 30 day yoga challenge - linked to Day One
Granted, I’m still a newbie when it comes to yoga, and fitness in general, but this is a fun, relatively easy, and most of all free way to get in shape and feel healthy
“have u tried yoga?”
“have you been praying enough?”
“have you even tried to get better?”
“have you tried to lose/gain weight?”
“ever consider exercising more?”
“maybe it would help if you stopped laying in bed all day?”
“is it really that bad?”
When people get into yoga, they are often obsessed with headstands and inversions and “cool” poses. Endless pictures all over social media.
Personally I appreciate the more simple poses. They are the foundations that make the more complex ones possible.
Downward dog is a pose everyone does but few do it right. It’s probably the most difficult pose for me.
Pigeon poses are a blessing that open my hips, as most men have much tightness there. It is very healing.
Side-planks encourage both balance and strength, which are the two elements present in physical grace.
Even just lunges with twists help to open my back body and create space in my trunk.
And don’t forget corpse pose, lying down at the end of a long session and feeling your body return to its basal state rooted in the earth. It is the conscious transition from our physical practice back into our daily life.
These are the less-glorified aspects of yoga that will nonetheless change your body and restore your nature child-like range of motion.
Don’t be intimidated by the outer appearance of difficult poses and the typical body-types. There is so much more to yoga.
Most people’s lives are run by desire and fear. Desire is the need to add something to yourself in order to be yourself more fully. All fear is the fear of losing something and thereby become diminished and being less. These two movements obscure the fact that Being cannot be given or taken away. Being in its fullness is already within you, Now.