i had an amazing practice this morning.
the fact that these words coming out of my mouth is so surprising. i always liked the idea of going to a yoga studio but i think i was so caught up in my own thoughts that i projected a lot of insecurities i had about myself onto the studio as well as the fellow participants, that it really left a negative taste in my mouth.
practicing in the privacy of my own bedroom, listening to my own music while learning the sun salutations has been amazing, and freeing and life changing.
it's been roughly 4 weeks since I've started doing the Sun Salutations, I'm up to a 7 (I add 1 full set every week) and today I was able to go from Plank down into the floor position (not sure what it's called but I always feel like it's the down portion of push-up) without plopping/falling into the ground. It was graceful. It was beautiful and I felt amazingly strong!
I'm looking to expand my routine, any tips? thoughts?
I signed up for the Yoga Journals 21 Day Challenge and been doing each day in sequence when I have the additional time in the morning. It's nice because they supply videos and I can just turn them on after my Sun Salutations are done, and continue on with them.
I've even been thinking of a yoga retreat... even if it were just for a few days I think that would be fun to learn some of the moves, flows whatever it's called.
Have you ever been on a yoga retreat? Would you recommend it?