True life. I used to HATE yoga. Like hate hate. I got so bored during my practice & was constantly thinking about all of the things I could be doing other than yoga. At the time, I was wrapped up in the busyness of life- what was I doing that weekend, how many night shifts in a row was I working next week, what gift would I buy for my neices 2nd birthday, when did I have time to grocery shop next. I spent a lot of time worrying about the future and not much time focusing on the beauty of now.
When Phil & I started realizing it was going to take us a little bit longer to get pregnant than we had initially hoped, I decided I needed to do a sort of "life cleanse" if you will. I was sick of focusing so much on the future, especially a future that was unknown. I wanted to rid my body and my life of negative energy, but I wasn't exactly sure how to do that. Then out of nowhere, my best friend became a yoga studio manager at Yoga Six & everything changed.
I gave yoga another try, and this time, I fell in love. I truly embraced every minute of my hour long practice and used all of my energy to concentrate on my inner self. As crazy as it sounds, I would send positive vibes to my belly, focusing on creating a healthy environment to house a baby. I began living in the present and seeing the beauty in little things daily. Was I pregnant? No. But was I healthy? Yes. Happy? Yes. Safe? Yes. Loved? Yes. I grew to be less worried about the future and became a more calm, relaxed version of myself.
Long story short, only a few months after starting my yoga practice and ridding my body and mind of negative energy, I found myself pregnant. Do I really think it was solely because of yoga? No. But I do feel that I learned to let go of a lot of stress and focus on the present, which in turn played a large role in my body allowing itself to create a new life.
I am not a particularly religious person, but I am very spiritual. I have often said that yoga is my new religion-- it truly makes me feel so connected with myself and the environment around me. Have I kept up this blissful workout routine and spent hours on my mat since Fox was born? Absolutely not. Having a baby makes it quite difficult to practice as often as I'd like, but what I have learned is that I can carry the positivity that yoga brings me without actually having to attend class every day. if you are in need of a serious life cleanse then look no further. Namasté, friends.