11 Jan Yoga with Adriene – The 5 AM Mommy Experience – Day 1 Discern
Being on the Yoga mat is an experience in itself. For me it is a huge responsibility but Yoga with Adriene walked me through effortlessly.
Off late, procrastination has become a part of my lifestyle. Approximately 4 months ago I fell in front of the ground while running and twisted my ankle, that was a kind of downfall to my fitness regime. As much as I should not blame that fall, I will, because that was something I still remember. Then started a series of injuries which has prevented me from being myself. Has it ever happened to you? You want to be yourself but some other power wants you not to be. Funny isn’t it?
So, not being myself is not my favourite game.
Not enjoying it but yes, I am also in the process of learning. Sometimes, being yourself also means posing limitations on the variety of things and emotions that you go through and feel. If you feel bad, and being yourself is not expressing it, then expressing your feelings may teach you something unique. That is my experience of these 4 months. Off course, I blame my depleted endorphin levels for all the emotional mess that I have been through.
And now, not being normal is my new normal 🙂
How did I come to terms to it? ( Well, I had no other option) I had to literally wrap my head around many many things happening at the same time.
For a hard core Taurean like me who loves being grounded for like eons, these small changes were like a huge life changing moments.
I dread for them everyday and they keep coming onto me. It looks like a huge red flag as they shake in front of a bull in bull flight. Do I fight? Yes I do and so far I am successful. In one such fight that I had, I have learnt to tackle it with yoga with Adriene. Those who know me know that I am not quite a Yoga person. Not at all. My patience levels are terribly low and I like some happening workout business ( outwardly), This was different though. I got to know about Adriene from a fitness community on FB. As my usual behaviour goes, I contemplated doing it for couple of weeks. But ultimately Adriene convinced me to take up her 30 day Yoga practice.
In this Ultimate Blogging Challenge I am going to write about how everyday is changing the way I process my thoughts.
Day 1: Discern
Adriene is all about calmness. She is so comfortable with herself that you feel like “Wow”. The first day of Yoga is Discern. She takes you through some simple moves which would help you find out why are you on the yoga mat ( that’s what she says). Being on the Yoga mat is an experience in itself. For me it is a huge responsibility but Adriene walked me through effortlessly.
I should brag here for a bit and tell that my 5 AM routine helps me the Yoga practice with calmer mind. Throughout the day it is simply not possible to walk through it. Though it is too early to say anything or tell anything about the practice that I am doing, creating a good space for your practice helps a lot. Find your own place in the house, terrace, gallery, garden anywhere for Yoga practice. One place dedicated to it makes a lot of difference. If you don’t have that place, then please try and create one.
After years of Jumping, skipping and doing umpteen hardcore exercise reps at 5.00 am in the morning, Yoga comes like a whiff of fresh air. I loved it to the core and I am looking forward for the next day Adriene. 🙂
This post is written for #UBC Ultimate Blogging Challenge for #blogboost #ultimatebloggingchallenge
KatiePosted at 13:54h, 11 January
Thank you for sharing. 5 am is impressive! I’m in the blog challenge too. Today I did my blog about reducing stress. I do yoga on a daily basis and definitely agree that it is super helpful.
adminPosted at 14:25h, 11 January
Thank you Katie. I hope I do regularly too…Welcome to the blog.
Lyn HicksPosted at 18:49h, 11 January
Bless you for getting up so early. Yoga, gentle movement is so much more powerful for woman. Twisting your ankle is a blessing in disguise for you are finding greater ways to health. Be proud you shifted to something else. I give you kudos for posting your truth and your emotions. That alone will be far more healing to your body and being than all the exercise in the world. Blessings to your journey!!
adminPosted at 21:54h, 11 January
Thank you so much Lyn for such a wonderful and insightful comment. Sometime I just need people like you in my life. Will definitely check your blog. Thank you so much for reading..
Jyll HoyrupPosted at 23:47h, 11 January
I love exercising first thing in the morning (around 6 AM for me) and Yoga is one of those gentle modalities that is great for so many things! I’m glad you found it and am looking forward to hearing more how your experience with it goes!
Jeanine ByersPosted at 03:33h, 12 January
“You want to be yourself but some other power wants you not to be.” – Oh, yeah! That is the story of my life. Glad you are having a good yoga experience! I plan to try it again at some point, but haven’t yet.