As of today, I’ve made the decision the get back into daily yoga. Since I practiced gymnastics for most of my childhood, I took an interest in yoga to increase my flexibility even further. But I quickly found that it has far more benefits than just learning how to become a human pretzel. Aside from fixing my posture (I have a bad and lasting back injury from gymnastics), I feel much more grounded, present and calm after a session which helps immensely with occasional food allergy anxiety. While recovering from severe reactions, I used root myself in a downward dog pose to calm myself. That moment when you’re slowly sinking into the mat and you can almost feel the earth move as it ticks around the sun…indescribable healing. I am more than ready to return to it.
-my morning meditation in child’s pose-
Here are a few good links for beginners to yoga:
- 5 types of Yoga to try now
- 3 Yoga Poses to Help Anxiety
- 5 Common Yoga Mistakes Beginners Make
- 8 Yoga Poses for Better Digestion
What kind of yoga do you practice?
What are your favorite poses, tips and yoga tricks?