If you know me in any shape or form in real life you know that I am pretty clumsy, a bit uncoordinated and have fallen, on more than one occasion, flat on my face while walking down the street (without wearing high heels #truestory). So as you can imagine, my first time doing yoga was pretty comedic (thankfully, I did it in the privacy of my own home and nobody was there to witness it). I literally stumbled my way through the poses and wondered how anybody could ever move and blissfully hold such difficult poses for soo long. Since then, yoga has become part of my daily routine and I would not have it any other way. I still might not be the most graceful looking yogi, sometimes I still fall out of the poses (or flat on my face), but I always come back to it and can feel myself getting slowly stronger, both physically and mentally, with each yoga session.
And since my very first practice, yoga has played a major role in my my journey towards living a healthy lifestyle, making such a difference to my over well being. I am allover a happier and healthier person when I practice yoga on the regular. Over the past month I participated in the September Yoga Challenge over at Ekhart Yoga. I started practicing yoga awhile back with Esther via her channel on YouTube and quickly fell in love with the patience, kindness and understanding she exudes as as she guides you through each yoga practice.
I wrote a special guest post, “Shaking, sweating healing through yoga“, about my experience doing the September Yoga Challenge over on the Ekhart Yoga Blog! Head over there to read about the role that yoga has played in my my journey towards health and how I came back to my practice with the September Yoga Challenge! 🙂
*All thoughts and opinions here are my own and come from my own personal experiences. I have not been sponsored for this post.