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


  1. "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." <--- I like how you put this. <3

    I think with you being so excited about this, and sharing your thoughts on it over text earlier, I really want to go to a class myself and see how I like it.

  2. Thanks, Emily. I feel it's important to understand the many roles we have in order to grow as a person. Did you end up going to a yoga class? I think you will love it!