Yoga? What is that? A couple of years ago I started being curious about practicing yoga and learning about it. I was convinced it wasn't for me, but after some research, I decided to try it.
Here I am for the first time, not sure what to expect or do. The class is about to start, so I lay down my yoga mat and prepare my mind and body for this new experience. We start with some stretching exercises where I notice I am not flexible. The postures start to get difficult, and I giggle as I can´t achieve the moves that seemingly come easy to the others. We finish with meditation where I feel amazed by how silent it is. I'm usually surrounded by busy and noisy places, but at this present moment, I feel calmer and peaceful. "Wow, that was quite an experience", I thought. I had no doubt, I felt a connection with myself and felt better physically and mentally. By now, I have been doing yoga for years, and this is how my life has changed.
1. I sleep better
2. It soothes my mind
3. My flexibility has improved
4. Stronger connection with my mind and body
5. Stress reliever
6. Better posture and more strength
7. Inner peace and calmness
8. Good mood
9. I feel happier
10. It helps my health
I am not trying to convince you to start doing yoga tomorrow, but I suggest some day you try it and decide whether you like it or not. Hopefully, my experience has motivated or helped you in some way.
“Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength, and beauty to body, mind, and soul.” –Amit Ray