“Yoga is not about self improvement. It’s about self acceptance.” – Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
I have been practicing daily yoga for about15 months. I was not sure what I was committing to daily yoga practice. I knew that it was worth trying.
I found Yoga with Adriene on You Tube to undertake this 10 to 15 minutes of yoga every day.
Adriene Mishler would often say that Yoga has your back. I did not know what that really meant. I knew that yoga made me feel better overall. I could tell if I missed yoga a day or two. I felt a little off.
What happened when the going gets tough? I noticed that it became imperative that I do some yoga every day to navigate the rough waters.
I started to think what was different this time for me when I had difficulties to work through.
I had this yoga foundation that I had been building for over a year. I noticed during yoga that the energy would shift or transform. I noticed that I could come to yoga practice with pain or rage and transform or release that. I would often find myself crying during the daily yoga through this challenging period.
Recently, I arrived on the mat and knew that I desperately needed the Reveal yoga practice that was part of Adriene’s 30-day Yoga Journey, Dedicate. I came to the mat needing to deal with some anger. I left the mat transformed and feeling better.
In that moment, I understood why Yoga has my back. If I invest in daily yoga and truly in myself, I build up a foundation in my mind, body and soul and I can move through difficulties with more ease. One aspect of Yoga is about being able to be in the discomfort with ease and just let go.
Yoga has my back!