|Yoon talking to students at Yoon's Yoga Bliss|
Yoon's Yoga Bliss is 5 minutes from my house, yet I can come up with all kinds of excuses as to why I can't go. Isn't it funny how the things that make us feel sooo good—like healthy food, exercise, yoga, walking, hiking, etc.—are sometimes hard to get to due to our own minds?
Once I'm on the yoga mat, I never, ever think, "Oh gee, why did I come to yoga?" I'm ALWAYS sooo grateful. It's the getting there that becomes the obstacle.
Today I told my excuses to take a hike and headed to a gentle/meditative yoga class. I usually go for the more active class, but I'm trying other classes these days.
We started out lying down and moving in and out of postures very slowly. This was so good. It brought me out of the mind and into the body.
At the end, we all rested in shavasana pose and I felt so alert, yet relaxed.
|Relaxing at Yoon's Yoga Bliss|
My body felt alive again and I could feel a tingling sensation in all parts of my body. I even worked out the kinks in my neck and back due to not going to yoga for about a week! Yikes!
Finally, we sat in a little circle and Yoon played a gong and we did a little chanting. We repeated "om mani padme hum" and then sat in silence for some time.
It was a wonderful class and I'm so glad I went. I now feel very peaceful and my body is also awake again. I feel like all my muscles have been lengthened and my posture is much better. Amazing what just ONE gentle yoga class can do. I think I'll go again tomorrow morning! No excuses :)
Do you ever talk yourself out of doing something that you know will be so good for you?