The practice of yoga can be so many different things for different people. Heck, it’s different things to me!
I use Yoga to help my body recover - from other exercise modalities including strength training and running, and currently, helping me regain flexibility and mobility post hip surgery.
With Yoga I get to move my body in different ways, from that repetitive forward motion of running (yes, I’m getting back to it slowly!!), and with lifting heavy things.
I turn to Yoga to help me de-stress, to relax, to down regulate my nervous system.
I come back to the breathing tools I have learned in Yoga to help me find calm in the chaos - most recently this helped with those pre-surgery anxious feelings. And before that, to keep me calm during the MRI procedure - what is it with being in that tunnel??
And day to day, my practice helps me keep my wits, or at least helps me lose my s&%* less, with being a mom to two teenage boys.
My yoga practice has evolved and continues to evolve as my life and body have different demands and needs, and I think, actually, I know, that’s why I keep coming back to it. It’s always there, meeting me where I’m at, physically, mentally and emotionally.
Interested in starting a yoga practice so it’s there for you too? I love teaching yoga to those just starting out. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on my website: www.yogawithmissy.com. In the meantime, stay tuned for more tips for beginners so be sure to follow me on Instagram or sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss anything!
And for those who have been practicing for a while, what is it about Yoga that keeps you coming back?