We all know the feeling.
Or maybe it’s that afternoon nap that wins over yoga. (Ok. Maybe not everyone is as tired as me. haha.) Whether it’s work obligations, sunshine calling or that pillow and bed… We have all been there. Sometimes the greatest hurdle in your yoga class happens far before you arrive at the yoga studio. Some days it can even feel like the whole world is conspiring against the possibility of getting to class.
So let’s break it down for you. What are some of the benefits you gain from coming to class?
- Time for yourself. This is crucial. So many of us give, give, give, all day long. Making yourself a priority can sometimes feel selfish and perhaps the guilt of leaving your other obligations keeps you from fully embracing these precious moments away. Trust me. When you make time to fill your own cup, everyone wins.
- Clear mind. A student once told us, “I came for my body, I stayed for my mind.” This is so true. For most people yoga sounds like a great option for healing injures, losing weight, or having less pain. Yet, the unexpected surprise for many folks is the effects on the mind. When you practice yoga you are forced into the present moment and it is a huge stress reliever. You end up leaving class with yoga brain, a clear mind, and one sock. And this, my friends, is where the magic is.
- Less Pain. Pain is not easily ignored. So this can be a huge motivator for getting to class. Yet, when we don’t have pain, we tend to forget to take care of ourselves. We can easily fall of the yoga wagon, especially when we feel good. We have been in business for 11 years and I have been teaching yoga for much longer. One of the most common patterns I see is this. New person begins yoga practice.👉 Person loves yoga. 💜 Person gets addicted to yoga. 👉Person feels so much better. 👉Person starts wondering if maybe they don’t need yoga anymore. 🤔Person dissappears from yoga. 🥺 2 years pass. ⏱Person comes back to yoga. 🧘♂️Person feels worse than before beginning yoga. 😩 Person remembers why they did yoga. 👍Person moves into Hot Yoga Asheville and never ever leaves again. 🤩
- Get Stronger. Strength comes in many forms. Yoga strong is a whole other level of strong. While our yoga classes will help build your body strength, endurance and mobility, our yoga classes also make you strong from the inside out. Yoga will give you willpower and fierceness like you’ve never felt before. When you can create a regular practice for yourself it is simply amazing the things you can accomplish. Many of us create self limits by holding on to self limiting beliefs. But when you walk into a yoga class, full of inspired people, you can’t help but feel uplifted. And when your yoga teacher that day becomes your own personal cheerleader, you walk away with a sense of community that connects you to all of humanity.
So what if, rather than hitting snooze on yoga, you began hitting snooze on some of the other stuff? What if you made yourself a priority?
At the end of the day, you are the air traffic controller. You decide which plane to land first. And ain’t nothing landing, if your body, mind and spirit is out of this world.
So… Get to class. Get grounded. And land those planes on your time line. Not theirs.
Much love yogis,