Ahh…yoga. Yoga for me is much like a cup of tea. It’s a ritual, it’s relaxing, and it clears my mind. Yoga gives me flexibility, strength, and balance- all of which keep me up to speed with my twirling cherry blossoms. Finding the time to practice yoga, however, can be a bit of a balancing act in itself. As a busy mommy, I often leave my needs behind. That’s why my time for yoga is often at the end of the day after the twins go to sleep. Sometimes I fall off track and don’t treat myself to yoga like I should. There are times when I’m too tired at the end of the day (a glass of wine often wins here), while other times I just plain forget. My body always reminds me when I neglect it though- my arms and legs get stiff and tight, my back begins to ache, and my energy level drops. The most difficult aspect is often just getting back on track. Once I make yoga a priority and schedule it in, no matter how exhausted I am, it becomes part of my daily routine and my body is once again at peace. Then, I can reward myself with a glass of wine. Make that a glass of wine and some chocolate.
What brings you balance and peace? I would love to hear from you.
Photo credit to Allana Wesley White Photography