Determination and Downward Facing Dog

downwardfacingdogIn my last post, I talked about doing yoga regularly because I felt that it would be good for my mental and physical well-being. I went to Yoga class this morning and it was much different from the last 2 classes I attended back in April. There are different types of Yoga and back in April, I tried Alignment Hatha Yoga which focuses on stretching poses mainly and while I was a bit tense, the poses weren’t that difficult. Since that type of yoga class was done for this session, I decided to use my 3 remaining classes and try a more vigorous type of Yoga called Vinyasa Yoga. This type of yoga required more movement and balance and the poses flowed into each other. I realized just how tense my muscles are and how I lack balance for the most part. I heard of the pose “Downward Facing Dog” but actually doing the pose back to back was work! I didn’t sweat in Alignment Yoga but today, the room felt like it was on fire! I always thought of Yoga to be relaxing which it was but it also makes you aware of your body and what you need to work on. My instructor was very nice and patient but I felt like I was the only one who required extra help multiple times throughout the class. Granted, it was my first Vinyasa class but I didn’t think I was so out of shape. Although I struggled throughout the class, I am glad that I went and I look forward to going back next week. In the meantime, I am going to look for some Vinyasa videos on YouTube so I can practice my downward facing dog along with a few other poses lol. I am determined to do Yoga throughout the summer and hopefully for the rest of the year because I love how aware and connected I am with my mind and body. My body may feel drained afterward but my spirit feels renewed and that feeling is priceless. If there is something that you find passion and purpose in, don’t give up when things get difficult. Nothing worth having comes easy so keep pushing through the pain (whether it be mental and/or physical) until you reach your goal! Much love to you all:)

Always remember to love and live luxuriously!

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