Hello beautiful people,
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Today being Monday, no doubt levels are low but come on, lighten up already it’s a good day to be alive. I like to believe the reason Monday is always so tensed up is bc of the system concentration from the weekend yah know? Okay now that I’ve said it out loud, it doesn’t make much sense like it did in my mind lol!
Okay, let’s try this again; Monday is always tensed up bc it’s a plunge from the weekend comfort and relax zone to much effort required to perform our best, the transition is somewhat tough I mean it’s never easy leaving a good thing like the weekend behind…
To jumpstart my Monday, after literally crawling out of bed, I started with some meditation and yoga and boy m’ I so pumped for the week! That’s the thing about yoga; it generates positive energy for body, mind and soul.
The mat is such a safe place to let go of everything ESP. anxiety, which happens to come in larger chunks every Monday, at least it does for me. The first lesson I learnt from yoga class was the fact that time on the mat is a special gift you choose to give to yourself, you are allowed to NOT think of anything stressful, focus on only you and what makes you happy even if its KFC, do it without a single worry, I love that!
Yoga is such a gentle yet effective exercise, to be honest, the only thing I’ve ever broken during yoga is my big toe nails entirely my fault btw. Before you fly you have to walk right? In yoga, there is no competition with the people you are practicing with; you are only striving to push a little further than you did yesterday. How I know this? Tried keeping up with some advanced students one practice of whom I wasn’t supposed to be looking at in a competitive light and I ended up landing on my nails while transitioning from chaturanga to up dog… Never again, learned the hard way!
Yoga also happens to be a natural healer. Many of you don’t know this but in 2015 I was involved in a fatal accident and the only thing that kept me put was the seatbelt. It came at a cost of endless chest agony among other severe situations. I obvs couldn’t take pain killers forever, physical therapy was necessary and yoga was my exercise of choice for its gentleness, through heart opening and back stretch poses, the soreness in my chest dwindled in the most practical manner possible and for that I will always be grateful!
Yoga has taught me patience, recovering from the accident was the slowest gradual process ever; it was such a down grade from my previously fast paced life to moving at -0 speed. It was infuriating in the beginning and of course I started off by refusing to address the situation I was going through, I continued treating my whole existence like the accident didn’t happen, at some point I even refused to take the pain killers or go back to hospital for neck manipulation. I mean it’s never a predicament without denial taking center stage, no? In the process I developed depression, anxiety, vivid nightmares and the icing on the cake; major random breakdowns, not forgetting the low key alcoholism traits! I was such a mess, but unlike most messes, I gave mine a pretty façade, never underestimate the power of a rich smile! Not until I got properly introduced to yoga did I start addressing my underlying issues. It’s been such a slow process, but yoga always gives me the hope of a better tomorrow and after what I went through, that’s enough, I can wait!
At this point it’s safe to say yoga is part of my whole existence bc any minute my issues kick in, I find solace in yoga, it’s my practical everything-is-gonna-be-okay-no-need-to-worry mantra.
Want to introduce yoga into your life? If you’re in Uganda, reach out to the yogis who saw me through a novice stage to date
Rosa Huang: +256 785 613 877 Facebook
Alex Ochom: +256 774 113 392 Facebook
Payal Gori: +256 750 715 100 The enlightened cat
What has changed your life for the better and how did it get introduced into your life? Let me know in the comment section and your opinions about my relationship with yoga are welcome too, Namaste!
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