Can Yoga Change Me?

I can’t touch my toes. Seriously, it’s been a few weeks.  I’m not sure why or how it happened, but I know one thing: my hamstrings are so tight, I imagine my posture is being sucked into them.  I also know my high energy / high stress lifestyle is the reason my shoulders are permanently holding my earlobes up. In every workout class I take, I hear the words “relax your shoulders” and I know he or she is speaking directly to me.  I consciously relax my shoulders, letting them slide down my back and away from my ears. I hope my ears don’t fall off.

As a believer in constant self-improvement, I’ve meditated and done yoga to address both of these situations.  But by done, I mean, here and there.  One day and then not for a month.  I’m curious though.  Could I make it more of a routine? What would happen? Could I touch my toes again? Would I find a state of mellowness that becomes a natural part of my being? For these, and many more questions, I’m committing to doing yoga regularly for at least a week, and then a week at a time beyond that.  And at least 4x throughout the week, even if it’s a short 20-minute, pre-bed session.

Through this journey, I’ll share what I find, along with my favorite videos and this amazing Yellow Willow yoga mat that I’m testing for the first time at Sol Yoga tomorrow morning.  I was inspired to try Yellow Willow because of its sustainable construction made from a combination of natural eco-tree rubber and micro-fiber suede from recycled plastic bottles.  You know how I feel about plastic.  I’m also hoping for good grip, a pet peeve of mine in previous yoga classes.

Any guesses on what I’ll find?  Any yogis out there with recommendations for best videos or classes?

No Comments Yet

Comments are closed

Follow

Where Mindful Meets Mainstream. The Reveal is your inside guide to living a fun-filled and sustainably-minded life. We make it easy to do the things you love (eat, shop, travel, play) while treading lightly on the planet. Get ready to get connected to a community of thinkers, doers and life-lovers just like you!

CONNECT WITH THE REVEAL