Last night was my first night doing yoga. Recently I landed this gig to exchange building a website for a yoga teacher program. It’s a 6 month, 200 hour course to certify me in yoga teaching and training. Mind you, I have never done yoga before. However, I have always been interested in it. I meditate regularly and energy is how I keep my mind straight. Some days are better than others and honestly because of everything that is going on in my life right now, I haven’t been meditating and taking care of my spiritual self. My mind and energy is all over the place. I find it hard to focus on the simplest tasks.
This opportunity presented itself, so I took the leap. I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason. Currently I am on the pursuit of happiness, so I feel like this happened for a reason. The first class had us doing some posture movements but it was more educational than anything. Imagine taking a college course on yoga, that’s what I’d compare it to. While there was practical yoga there, we went over a lot of text material and kind of just got to know each other.
I learned that yoga isn’t just lattes and yoga pants. I had began to think it was just a fad that super hippies or super fit people did. Little did I know, yoga is opening the body for a deeper meditative state. I successfully practiced sun salutations during the class. The hardest part for me was controlling my breath while moving. With every exhale, I had all of these emotions and energies that wanted to flee. It took everything I had in me to not break down and cry in the middle of class.
I connected deeper to myself in one session than I have in a long time. My mind is always racing a million miles an hour, during yoga, it is hard to maintain the million thoughts while also letting go and breathing. For me to truly enjoy this practice, I had to let go of those thoughts and energy. It was powerful, I didn’t understand what was going on. I still don’t grasp it fully but I know it is a part of my spirit journey.
It’s going to be a hell of an adventure, but I can’t wait to see where this road takes me over the next 6 months.