I am so excited for this post! I have debated in the past whether or not anyone would be interested in a post all about yoga. When I asked for suggestions on my Instagram page it was requested, so here we are.
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I love yoga. Besides its health benefits, yoga has helped me personally with patience and understanding. I used to think that having a “yogi mindset” was complete crap until I saw it translate into my own life.
Yoga was first introduced to me about nine years ago when I was in high school and I have practiced on and off since. I have been fully committed to my practice for just over a year now, and man, it has changed me! I am stronger and more flexible than I ever thought I could be. I have a long way to go but over the past year I have been able to see a huge change in my abilities. It’s crazy what our bodies can do if we set our minds to it.
Yoga, to me, is all about patience and practice, two things I am not great at. I think this is something most of us can admit to, being impatient. We live in a world where we can get things instantly if not almost instantly. Yoga gives us the chance to unplug and be patient, with ourselves and our practice. Give it time, it can be hard at first to take a look inside and focus on yourself. Once you do, you will be able to take more away from your practice than just the physical benefits.
It is important to think of yoga as a practice. During a yoga class I took, an instructor said,
“Yoga practice, not yoga perfect”
This really stuck with me because it is so true! Yoga allows us to practice poses, peacefulness, and everything in between. We are always practicing, no one is ever perfect.
Books I have found helpful in my practice:
20 – 30 Minute Yoga Flow
I have created a short video demonstrating some of my favorite poses and to show what a typical 20-30 minute flow looks like for me (the video is sped up). I am by no means a yoga teacher or professional, as I am quite sure all of you know. My yoga knowledge has come from attending classes, practicing on my own, watching videos and reading books!
I hope this post was helpful! If you have any questions leave a comment or DM my Instagram account, @mollysfavorites