This morning my husband and I returned to the gym. Like my husband told me, each day gets a little easier, and today it was time to start trying to get back into the swing of things.I decided not to do cardio today, instead I thought the best thing for me, mentally and physically, was to do yoga. Yoga is so freeing, so relaxing, so grounding, so calming. It was exactly what I needed to recenter myself.
My gym has a room called the “Cardio Cinema”. There’s a few cardio machines in there with a big movie screen. It’s very rare that my gym actually shows a movie. Usually they have a nature running video playing on endless loop. What I love about this room is it’s extremely quiet, and the lights are off so it’s dark. To me the darkness is calming and I love exercising in this room because hardly anyone is ever in there. For awhile now I’ve thought about taking my tablet and yoga mat and doing yoga in there since there is a lot of floor space. So, that’s exactly what I did today.
I love doing yoga. My favorite videos are by Yoga With Adriene. I found her videos and website a few years ago and I love her approach to yoga. She believes in organic movement, finding yourself on the mat, grounding yourself and her motto is “Find What Feels Good”. How M.U.D. is that?
“Yoga is really the art of waking up. Getting back to the true you. It can be that simple. Yoga offers up a way for us to see a world that is working for you instead of against you. Yoga reminds me that everything is connected so we must live, act, dance, breathe with awareness. If the journey really is the reward, then by golly I choose to enJOY the journey. I hope you will join me.”
Adriene offers numerous free yoga videos on her website and YouTube channel as well as a paid yoga video service called Find What Feels Good. In the past I’ve subscribed to her paid service and it’s wonderful! You can find a yoga video for whatever mood you’re in. From beginner to advanced, you can definitely find a video that works for you.
Today I chose to do a free 15 minutes video called Movement Medicine – Calm. It was perfect and exactly what I needed today to get my body moving and my mind re-centered. It was a perfect way to just let go.
“Movement Medicine – Calm is a calming, balancing sequence that gives us the opportunity to tend to the energetic body in a nurturing way. This video is part two of the Movement Medicine series. It is a 15 minute practice that will leave you feeling calm so that you can be active in your life and fulfill your destiny. Use the pranayama and asanas in this video to calm your body and mind, and be present with whatever is going on in your life today.
Tap into your inner smile. Stay connected to your song – your breath. Take the information you learn from this practice off your mat and into your life.
Find what feels good.”
I love Adriene’s approach and the sense of fun she brings to the practice. I never get tired of her videos. If you’re looking for a new, different type of approach to yoga try Yoga With Adriene. What do you have to lose? As Adriene says, “Find What Feels Good!”
Check out Yoga With Adriene
- Yoga With Adriene – http://www.yogawithadriene.com
- Yoga With Adriene Paid Subscription – https://yogawithadriene.vhx.tv/
- Find What Feels Good Shop – https://fwfg.com/