Going to do yoga because I told Fern that I was going to and now I’m gonna be a good little fitblr and live up to my word merp
Hello I am posting this silly selfie because I am in a silly mood because I had the most fabulous day I’ve had in a long time!
I had a pretty awful night last night (I got into a fight with my mom), so I decided that I would go to hot yoga in the morning to get out of the bad mood funk I’ve been in for the last few days.
It worked! The nice long drive in beautiful weather listening to the radio and then the class invigorated me. I felt so independent and it got me out of the house. I left class a sweaty mess, came home to a huge breakfast. I then took a nice long shower that left me feeling refreshed and then say down and read for a little while.
I cleaned my room and everything was lemony fresh and clean and then headed off to work. I had a good shift and then ate a huge plate full of sausage and steak and just oh so much protein.
Now I’m off to relax and go to bed. I just feel so great today!
I also had no homework this weekend, which I don’t think has happened all year. It was fantastic!
Off to hot yoga this morning! This is my last class before my unlimited pass runs out :( I want to purchase more classes but it all depends on what my parents say! The studio is kind if far from my house, so my parents want to see if there’s somewhere closer! However, my birthday is coming up so classes would be an awesome gift to ask for hehe :3
I call this look “the sweaty mess.” Thank you hot yoga for teaching me that it is possible to completely drench clothes by the power of sweat.
Can we please stop advertising “fat blasting” yoga?
Yoga is about so much more than any effect it may have on your adipose tissue.
Today was an “active rest day.” I did some serious foam rolling and then some yoga. I JUST FEEL SO HAPPY AND POSITIVE AND FULL OF LIGHT. It was just what I needed to rid me of any negative energy and just leave me feeling FANTASTIC. I feel confident and radiant and I was looking in the mirror and smiling at myself and just reveling in how happy I felt and how I liked how I looked, without any makeup on. I’m even considering not wearing any makeup to school tomorrow, which is a pretty big deal because I can count the days I haven’t worn makeup to school with one hand (maybe two if any have slipped my memory). Just GAH.
I’m also wearing a pair of yoga pants I bought when I was 14 and wore maybe once. I had heard such great things about the way yoga pants make your butt look and was extremely disappointed when they were saggy and loose in the butt area. I dug them out of my drawer and not only do they fit great everywhere else, I actually fill them out. Even though it’s my butt (and sometimes I have to giggle at the fact that I even think this) it’s a symbol for my transition from a “skinny” mindset to a strong one.
SO MANY POSITIVE EMOTIONS.
Tonight as part of my mission to get back into the swing of things, I am doing approximately 40 minutes of some relaxing hatha yoga.
Tomorrow I will drink enough water (my H2O consumption has been lacking lately and the first place I can tell is that under my eyes is still puffy even when I get enough sleep). My water bobble broke which is what I contribute the lack to, but my mom bought me a nice new purple camelback at Le Tarjhaayy (fancy French pronunciation of Target to sound sophisticated) (Target is the best store ever). I will also clean my room and catch up homework. I’m also going to try and eat better, but I’m not expecting myself to be back to my “cleanest” eating habits in one day. All of this junk food has definitely taken a toll on my tummy (it aches), energy levels and all around mood. But that will soon change :)
Now to go get my yoga on!
WHAT EVER SHALL I CHOOSE
If there is one thing that I have always tried to get into but never stuck to, it would be yoga. Which sucks so much, because it is something that I enjoy. At first, it used to be more for the physical aspects - being more flexible, able to hold cool poses. More and more, I find myself attracted to the mental side as well - clearing your thoughts and becoming more in tune with your inner self.
I’ve never been an overly religious person. Not to say that I don’t have spiritual beliefs, but organized religion has not always been the way that I like to express said beliefs (I have nothing against going to church, but I really would rather not get into specifics about my beliefs here. If you want to send me a message and chat about it though, feel free. :)) Meditation gives me the chance to connect to myself in a way that I haven’t practiced before. I think it’s high time that I start to pay more attention to what my brain has to tell me when I stop yapping away up there.
I have a family friend who is a Raiki master. Raiki is a type of energy healing thing where the person performing it manipulates a person’s energy with their chakras and what not (okay this is obviously a very loose and uneducated definition as I don’t quite know how to phrase it and am too damn lazy to type it into google and copy and paste the first result). This family friend came over for dinner the other night, and did a quick raiki thing to open up my “third eye.” AKA intuition AKA one of your chakras. I don’t feel profoundly different except maybe a little more open minded. It also coincides with my desire to practice more yoga/meditation. Believe what you want about it, but I definitely felt the energy coming out of this guys hands onto my face. It was pretty cool. And for someone that is science-y like me, I think it’s a pretty plausible thing to be able to do. We’re all made up of energy and we’ve been able to harness it through machines and technology. Why not harness energy through the self? (I haven’t looked up any science behind it though, but it was a pretty awesome experience).
With all of that being said, have any of you felt more spiritual/connected to yourself and others after the regular practice of yoga/meditation? Have you ever had raiki done?
I LOVE FEELING FLEXIBLE. And also totally relaxed before bed.
I did a yoga practice last night. I didn’t really have a “flow” per se, I just did different poses to stretch what needed to be stretched (aka every hip opening pose known to mankind). I spent a good 5 minutes in pigeon between both of my legs lol.
During the volleyball season and kickline, whenever I was just standing around and wanted to stretch my quads, I would do the dancer pose. So now sometimes I’ll just randomly go into dancer pose at the most random times. But as a result of that, it actually got pretty good at it. I was going to take a picture last night but then I got too lazy haha :p Maybe later though!
Whether it be a video, picture, etc. :)
Take a class, watch youtube videos, follow sequences from a book, or just do it on your own with what you know? If you have any videos/books that you like to use, please share! :)