I love yoga. It makes you feel stronger than you thought you were and allows you the opportunity to discover new things about yourself. To me, going to a yoga class is my 1 hour to 1 1/2 hour time to myself, to not just set an intention for my day, but to set an intention for my days. The feel-good chemicals that are released in your brain, together with the sense of accomplishment you feel after completing all the poses (maybe not holding them the full time, but that’s ok; baby steps), makes you want to commit to come back for more.
It makes you feel stronger than you thought you were and allows you the opportunity to discover new things about yourself.
I knew this would happen. About a month ago, I signed up with sanctuary yoga for a series of 10 classes, and I was going routinely at least 2-3 times a week. No, I didn’t have all the energy or motivation needed to make me want to go to class, but chasing that feeling of accomplishment and a guaranteed boost in my mood, was what made me push myself to go. Then I went on summer vacation, back home to northern Virginia to visit my parents for two weeks; and we can all guess how this story ended.
So now I feel like I’m back at square one. I’ve never been much of a runner or hardcore cardio girl, but sulking in this rut of lack of energy to want to do anything ( thanks depression; sarcasm), has me dreaming about getting back to doing something. I just have to pull the trigger. It always comes down to taking the first step, and I finally did it. I can’t tell you how hard it was to physically open up my computer, search for the site and push the button to finalize my enrollment in Saturday’s yoga class; imagine trying to move in water and the current is going against you (yes, it’s like that).
But I DID IT! I’m not going to cancel and I’m not going to let depression talk me out of going. I’m just going to dive in head first, and get back on this road to Bakasana.
Come join me! Let’s root each other on.
Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 1215 pm
Sanctuary For Yoga Body and Spirit
2002 Richard Jones Road C-102
Nashville, TN 37215 …Register here!
See you there!