Thursday, January 24, 2013
A local yoga collective wrote a grant to be able to come and teach my place of employment several poses before our meeting each week. I've never tried yoga and at first I felt self conscious, but the experience has always been overwhelmingly peaceful. As a new member at a local gym, I was beyond excited to see they taught yoga and made a commitment to go and try. Today was my first morning, I arrived early and placed my mat at the back of the room. I was nervous, yet excited and curious if I could hang for the entire hour without quietly finding the exit. ;-)
It was an amazing experience and to put it mildly, I'm addicted! I have to admit that during the deep breathing and meditation, it was hard for me to not concentrate on where my legs, arms, etc should be, but I know that will come with practice. I am very excited for this journey as I focus on more self-care for myself.
It is easy when you are a mom to neglect your needs because you are used to doing everything for everyone else. It is nice to stop, let go and just be... just be Tara for a moment, not mom, not employee, sister, daughter or the many other roles, but to be aware of your own person. Yoga has definitely given me that and I cannot wait for my next class!
Great articles and information about yoga can be found here Yoga Journal