Oh hai! I’ve been absent a bit lately. I know. My life has been crazy busy.
And because my life has gotten so crazy busy, I’ve hadn’t realized the amount of crazy stress I have been dealing with. Like tons. LOADS OF STRESS IN HERE.
So I started looking for natural ways to relieve stress (besides running) and my sister had mentioned yoga to me. She’s been doing it for awhile and I know it has done wonders for her.
I finally decided that I would make the time for it and dropped in on my first yoga class yesterday.
Now first: I’m not that flexible. So I was worried that I’d fall over during poses. Thankfully I did not. And the poses were slow with all levels of talent so I was not in the midst of any crazy circus performers attempting difficult moves. Thank Goodness. And ten minutes of quiet meditation? Sign.me.up.
Second: I still have a slight stomach muscle separation called diastis recti from carrying my big headed baby for nine months , so I was concerned about the core movements. But as long as I kept my ab muscles pulled in- I was absolutely fine. And I really feel like yoga will help to close that abdominal separation back up.
Third: I left that class feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and full of peace love and pixie dust.
And taller? I felt taller. Weird.
I woke up this morning from a deep peaceful slumber completely stress free. I got Sassypants out of bed, she was grumpy of course, but I was wearing a shield of peacefulness that could not be penetrated by her whines of being too tired to pee or brush her teeth. I sent her on her way to kindergarten with a smile and a wave, stepford style.
And people, this is COMPLETELY different to how I usually handle our mornings.
Usually this is more my mood:
So I don’t know why I haven’t done this or tried this before, but I’m definitely drinking the yoga kool-aid after how I feel today.
Even the stresses of my job are deflecting off my awesome force field of tranquility. I hope it works ALL DAY. I even forgot to drink my coffee this morning because I didn’t need it.
I know. crazy.
So for now, I’m sitting in my pool of peace and with a big crazy smile while my coworkers ask if I’m okay. I think they are worried. Or maybe just think I’m smoking something illegal. Who knows.
I’d say yoga gets and A plus from me as a completely FANFREAKINGTASTIC way to relieve stress.
I’m hoping to make this a weekly part of my life. Maybe bi-weekly?