Hey friends! The past couple weeks have been sort of a whirlwind of work work work, and meet this deadline here, and go there, and do this and that. Needless to say, I've been neglecting ME for awhile now... Not a great thing at all. But I've been slowly trying to take steps to improve myself.
My relationship with yoga began a few summers ago. I was looking for an activity that got me moving + out of the house (as I was living with my parents over a summer break from university). I was going 3 or 4 times a week, because well, I had the time, access to a car, lots of friends that wanted to come with me... and everything just kind of clicked. This went on for a solid 3 months. I really fell in love with it, and began developing a practice. Then I went to Europe for two weeks with Pedro, moved back to university, started back at my part-time mall job.. and fell back into my old habits of not doing much at all.
This week, I started practicing yoga again. I'm hoping that along with providing me with physical fitness, it will also help me add more balance to my life. And through meditation - hopefully I can clear my head, and draw all sorts of inspiration from the yogic practice.
There is a studio called, Breathe Yoga Studio, right by my house! Yay! So I bought the month long introductory package ($40.00 for a month of unlimited yoga - pretty awesome, right?), and have already tried out a couple of the classes. I was a little over-ambitious with my first class, but am getting into the swing of things now.
It's been a really interesting experience. Being away for so long, and trying to get back into it. My favourite pose is definitely still Pigeon's Pose. Mmmm.. yes. To be honest - I feel relaxed. I feel rested. I feel invigorated. I feel a new lust for life. In a word, I feel fantastic.
SO GLAD I decided to go back. I highly recommend Breathe Yoga Studio if you're looking for yoga classes in The Junction. The staff are sweet, and friendly, and the teachers are wonderful, knowledgable, and so willing to help you in your practice.
Namaste, friends. Enjoy your evenings.