Needed some inspiration for todays yoga session and turned to one of my favorites here on tumblr. big-gal-yoga to me represents everything that I want to be in my yoga practice: Brave, strong and beautiful! I don’t know if you know how much I adore you :) Joined the july challenge way to late, but here are the first nine days. Lots of light and love
Don’t waste time!!!! Live every moment with a free happy spirit !!!!! Be happy follow the happy feeling screw the sad … When your feeling happy your exactly where your meant to be! You are much more than you see!!!!! Open your eyes wider!!!! Even wider!!!! 💜❤️💖 #live #love #universe #happy #happiness #peace #calm #yoga #yogi #quotes #abraham #vortex #meditation #yogalove #instagood #a #me #girl #yogachick
I’ve found that in yoga, your weight will normalize to what it natural for your body. For some, that is weight loss. For others, who are underweight, yoga actually helps them gain weight. I think it helps you find balance, not only physically, but emotionally, mentally as well. Yoga helps you be physically active, helps you relax and destress, encourages you to be conscious about your lifestyle and nutrition.
I started practicing yoga four years ago because I wanted to learn patience. I know that sounds strange. But I really struggled with feeling anxious all the time, and I dealt with stress in unhealthy ways. So, I started with Hatha, I knew no other kinds of yoga practices, and I didn't understand the culture of it. It was fine, I think Hatha can be great, but I was not in the proper mental place with it. But then I started Bikram when I lived in Chicago last summer, and that completely changed my life. I shifted my perspective of doing a relaxed style yoga and realized I didn’t mind sweating, I didn’t mind challenging myself physically. I welcomed it. And then I went to LA in May to visit B, and she took me to a Vinyasa Flow class, which made me fall in love with yoga even more. I recently started going to Black Swan Yoga, a really great yoga studio in Austin that is donation based, and the community there is incredible. The teachers are all amazing, though I’ve found my two favorites and tend to take those classes.
When I started doing yoga, and I mean really doing Bikram which was like wringing my soul out to dry, I used to roll my eyes when instructors talked about balance of heart and mind, and the link between breathing and focus and energy. It took a long time to adjust to the language they use, the way they ask you to take care of yourself. But now over a year since my first Bikram class, I have learned that practicing yoga means a healthy change in lifestyle, if done right. If you challenge yourself but understand your limits. It took me a long time to reach a level within myself to understand that not everyday is going to be a good yoga day. But the more I do it, the more I love it. It is essential to the way I want to live, it is part of how I take care of myself, my fulfilled sense of happiness. I drank the yoga koolaid. Now, when my instructors talk about balance and heart and love, I don’t roll my eyes anymore, I don’t question why they talk about light and the soul because it’s true, love is everything, and it begins with yourself.
My body is definitely changing. I was noticing how lean I look in the mirror in class. I know that weight lifting, cardio plus yoga is great for the overall of the body. Try different things for your overall health you never know what your body will respond to & you will surely gain benefits from them all.
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