My four week intro to yoga completed last night. There are drop in classes I can take, in fact I went ahead and bought another drop in pass for 10 classes.
But more than that I went ahead and signed up for another series. This one is a six weeks, starting next week. Mostly I signed up because of the mind/body connection and calmness I am getting from it. This series is called the Phoenix Rising Yoga. It is both about the yoga and poses but also the mindfulness and as a life enhancing tool.
What I have found the last few weeks is I am correcting my posture more, dropping my shoulders. Being more mindful of my breathing. Those may seem obvious, its part of the practice. But the calmness I am feeling doesn’t seem like it would be such an obvious side effect. One could argue that is has more to do with my new job. That after nearly a year that would be contributing to the calm. However I was feeling it before the job offer.
I live by the “everything happens for a reason” motto. It may drive people crazy that I don’t worry (much) that I do what makes me happy today. That I take a job that pays exactly half of what I used to make because it sounds exciting. The yoga feels the same way to me, the studio, the lightness of it, the actual yoga practice. So that’s what I did tonight to enrich my life even more. I bought more yoga classes.
This spring looks fantastic from here. Chari is coming next week, I am starting a new job, I start my marathon training and I splurged on more yoga.