5 days ago
Day 1 of the #BeingOutbound Yoga 10 day challenge with @amandakellyyoga @iamnikiwalters & @outboundyoga is the prompt: Why do you get on your Yoga Mat?
I wanted to play along with this wonderful community as I love being inspired by other Yogis on their journey.
Exercise as a plus sized woman was never something that brought me Joy for so many years.
I had health issues due to my weight & yet even after weight loss surgery in 2008, I realized I still needed to come to peace with some sort of exercise that would push me to show up for myself.
Little did I know how many attempts that would take.
My 1st yoga studio closed shortly after I started but not soon enough for me to miss being inspired by the therapeutic Yoga I was so lucky to be a part of.
Soon I grew enough to be able to take some Yoga classes at Iron North Studio & the rest was history. It’s such a genuine, kind group of people behind the scenes as a part of the @ironnorthstudio fitness family.
My teachers would go on to teach me so much more than Yoga lessons but also life lessons & how to heal my soul from the outside in.
Finally I had found Movement that inspired me instead of discouraging me.
I have been so lucky to have found such amazing Yoga teachers who held space for me to find my way to a feeling of Home on my Mat.
I’ve managed to create room for so much self progress since I started Yoga.
I have found healing through the Movements of Yoga; love for my self & so many people in my life, & in the world; I have found more self confidence since I began my practice & have attempted many things I would have never thought possible for my self before my Yoga journey began.
I am still a work in progress every day, sometimes I am reminded that my breathing can use more work, or the poses will remind my body that I still have so much to learn, or my mind will try to keep me from focusing on the present, so I can just Be on my Mat.
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