The Struggle to Look Within
As I continue the Yoga Challenge, I have become much more aware of the psychological/emotional effects of practicing yoga. In the past few months I have experienced so many life changes, to the point where I sometimes feel like I’m watching someone else live an alternative version of my life. It has been extremely hard to feel completely grounded. Many of the changes have been positive and I have seen some amazing people come into my life, but I’m also facing some tough adjustments that just come with being an adult.
Every yoga class begins with deep breaths, and ends with more breathing. The entire hour is supposed to be devoted to being completely mindful and aware of your own breath and body. For me, this has been the most challenging part. My mind has a tendency to wander everywhere. But when it is done right, the hour is completely therapeutic and I walk out feeling completely peaceful. As the challenge continues, I hope to improve this skill of being completely mindful, and hopefully that will carry on to my life outside the studio as well. The struggles I have had lately have made me shaky and unsure of myself, making me look to others for answers or advice. I’m hoping to get my confidence back, so I can make decisions without analyzing the situations to death. Slowly but surely, I will get there.