Did You Know? “The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart. “Nama” means bow, “as” means I, and “te” means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means “bow me you” or “I bow to you.” ” ( v i a )
This is not another Yogi post! I prefer aggressive workouts – fighting, running, sweating, moving, hitting, pushing, jumping. (Aggression issues?) I grew up playing soccer & competition runs through me. I like competing with myself, or Wafiq, whenever possible. Recently, I decided in order to balance the muscle tightening workouts, I needed to find a way to gain flexibility.
Flexible bitches are sexy. They bend. Any direction, any time.
And I’ve always been jealous. Since joining a workout camp my muscles feel tighter than normal & I slowly started seeing any hint of hot girl flexibility leaving my body. In order to quickly implement a solution I knew I needed to start Yoga. The problem is, I wasn’t willing to compromise my daily workout camp with Yoga, so when would I find the time?!
Even though I’m NOT a morning person I thought rolling myself out of bed 30 minutes earlier to do Yoga would be manageable. At least for a month or until I came up with a Plan B.
It’s been more than a month since I made this decision, and I have shocking news to share.
I’ve been waking up every single morning & doing a Yoga Camp I found on YouTube. This alone says A LOT. I can’t tell you how much I despise getting up early. I’ve never dreamed or aspired to be a morning person. I don’t like the morning. All the perfect people are awake at that time and I don’t fit in.
Since doing Yoga, while it’s still dark in the morning, I haven’t had any trouble waking up – I actually look forward to it. (?!?)
However, the greatest benefit I’ve noticed from doing Yoga has not been the hot girl flexibility I was looking for, it’s been something much harder to tackle – ANXIETY. In the last 6 months or so I’ve seen the evil side of anxiety & received a major wake up call to pay attention to it. Although I heard Yoga helps anxiety I didn’t realize how much it would help. Swear to baby Jesus, had I known my whole life how much Yoga would help mental health, I would’ve started as a child.
Flexibility would be an awesome perk, but it’s no longer my greatest benefit. The mindset I’m able to take away from Yoga each morning effects my entire day. Life changing. Yes, life changing.
I know Yoga people say this all the time – but take it from a very NON Yoga person. You have to try this in the morning! It could change everything!
I wake up, go to my living room, turn on my little string lights so the room is still pretty dark, and practice my Yoga video of the day. Me & my princess doggie together in the quiet with the video playing off my phone. So easy.