my yoga

  What is yoga to me? Yoga is stillness. It is coming to my mat exactly as I am that day, in that moment, knowing that after I will be a bit clearer than I was before I came to my practice. It is about leaning into the discomfort, into the unknown, into the balance. Yoga is consciousness, to me. It is a place that I connect with myself on a deeper level and become a better version of myself. Oh, and I am not even talking about the physical postures. I am talking about the practice of taking what I learn on my mat, off my mat; to life. Let’s get really real here.  I really lost myself for a solid year of my life. I couldn’t tell you what I wanted, who I was, or what was going on inside my brain because of the debilitating anxiety I was experiencing. I felt like I was living my days in a constant loop inside my mind, that I couldn’t seem to slow down. I couldn’t find a way to articulate to anyone what was going on because I didn’t know what was causing it. I felt so incredibly stuck…
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on my mindfulness jam

Right here, at this very moment I feel so connected, so raw and so real. There is no better feeling than finally grasping mindfulness and how to direct your thoughts into positivity.I am sitting in a beautiful coffee shop that I have never explored yet, in the neighborhood we will be moving into next month. Everything just feels so, right. We started looking at apartments and said to each other, “If it is meant to be, then it will” and now everything seems to be guiding us in what we believe to be the truest direction to ‘us’. Some changes that I have been making that have collectively been making a large impact on my day to day life have been: yoga daily, meditation daily, recognizing my thoughts as they come and realizing what they stem from, reading and being more mindful in my conversations.  I’m not just saying these things either. I’m talking real shit, exactly what has been making an impact on my life. My anxiety has subsided, my conversations are more authentic, I am looking inward instead of outward for my creativity and I am feeling such an amazing flow of positive energy. It has made my…
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