Woah, crazy how time flies. It’s been a while since I posted. But I assure you I have still kept up with blogs I follow and blogs I don’t follow. What can I say, I spend a lot of time reading about other peoples lives. I just never feel I have as much to share…
However, I think it’s important to mention that I still ❤ yoga.
Recently, I competed at the regional and national asana championships.
It was an awesome week filled with inspiration.
And now that it’s over, I’m incredibly sad, yet grateful for the joyous memories created.
Yoga provides me with a tremendous amount of happiness.
It changes the way I think about myself, others, and life.
It’s ridiculously addicting.
(in a good way)
“Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.”
– Jason Crandell
So my posts are just kind of jumbles of random thoughts. Here’s a more structured post you might enjoy ( I did) about the similarities of yoga and blogging.
It’s Friday night and I’m settled down for the night, sleepy after a wondrous yoga filled day.
My experience today has got me thinking.
What is it that truly makes me feel alive?
It’s no doubt that yoga is my passion, and I though I may not thoroughly enjoy each and every second of it.
[I’m hungry, tired, bored- Yes, those thought do cross my mind.]
I am thankful for those moments I feel that extraordinary burst of joy from doing something I once thought was impossible.
I am grateful to be able to share such a beautiful practice with great like-minded people.
I am appreciative for my body, for after years of distress, allows me to thrive.
When was the last time you truly felt alive?
I must have pushed myself a tad too hard on the running regime, or increased my milage too fast.I mean my longest run was 5 miles at an 830 pace, so not ver long at all. Maybe it’s not the best idea to run everyday. Duh, of course I knew this. But I rationalized… “well, [insert health blogger] is running 15 miles and a marathon this week, so this is nothing.” Unintentionally comparing myself to others has led me to not being able to run. Excruciating hip pain.Ouch. The worst part is this is the second time this has happened. I obviously didn’t learn my lesson…
It’s been about a month and I’m slowly getting back into running, no more than 3 miles with walk breaks, but at least it’s something!
On a more positive note, I’ve realized the awesomeness of weight lifting. I feel so hardcore lifting, and it helps me build strength in my yoga practice. Yep, yoga is still a part of my daily life.
I’ve also gotten the chance to get off the island and visit my favourite city! So I’ve had a beautiful refreshing weekend right after midterms filled with yoga, family, shopping, and yummy vegan food. Pure bliss.
Yup, I said vegan! It’s been three months and I feel really great. Mentally and physically I appreciate following a vegan lifestyle and all it has to offer to my mind, body, and soul. I am learning more and more everyday, it’s so much more than a diet. And I feel, completely in this moment, at peace. What more can you ask for?
Change in season is always a good time to blog.
The clouds a have rolled in, it has officially begun,
It’s not all doom and gloom though, I find the rain really refreshing.
It also makes for a really humid, hot, sweaty bikram class. What’s not to love?
A fellow yogi at my studio gave me the sweetest compliment that made my day!
Basically, she said that she’s noticed I’ve grown a lot from when I started practicing,
not only am I flexible but I am strong.
Yay super yogi-hero strength 😉
Once upon a time, this comment would have led to believe I’m some sort of bulky, overweight being. BS!
Thankfully my somewhat sane brain can rationalize, and I dare I say I am proud of my
Surround yourselves with people that lift you up 🙂
Happy (mid) Octobra! (i think it sounds nicer)