This is What Happens When You Start Doing Yoga

This is What Happens When You Start Doing Yoga

What happens when you first start practicing yoga?

First, you’ll be sore in places you’ve never felt sore before. Second, you’ll start slowing down, feeling more relaxed, increase your flexibility and finally: you’ll find peace.

Yoga has this wonderful way of doing all of those incredible things in your life. The funny thing is, you start by perfecting your routine on the mat and eventually everything you love about yoga starts improving other areas of your life.

I started taking yoga seriously about 10 years ago when a college roommate introduced me to it through a Rodney Yee yoga DVD. Since I was a dancer, I loved the element of slow stretching and seamless movement.

Over the last three years I’ve kicked my yoga game up a notch. When I moved to San Diego from Wisconsin I soon learned about an outdoor yoga practice that took place at my neighborhood park that overlooks the ocean and beach. \

Now, it’s an integral part of my lifestyle. I can’t go more than a few days without dropping down on my mat for a nice stretch. Since I work at a desk during the week, I can often get tense between the shoulders and at the base of my neck, which can sometimes result in awful migraines.

Yoga helps me open my back, fix my posture and wind down after a busy week.

Here are just a few of the things you’ll experience once you start practicing yoga:

  1. Relaxation.
  2. Flexibility.
  3. Focus.
  4. Creativity.
  5. Fun.

What did I miss?

4 Comments

  1. elle@cherryblossomstreet.com' February 3, 2016 / 4:23 am

    Beautiful post! I’ve been doing yoga on and off for many many years and I always feel so good when I stick to it.
    xx Elle

    Check out my blog:
    http://www.cherryblossomstreet.com – Swedish Model and Travel & Lifestyle blogger i Tokyo!

  2. lara_roskam@msn.com' February 3, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    Great post! I love yoga!

    x

  3. joyshiiness@gmail.com' February 7, 2016 / 9:45 am

    Awesome post !

  4. siffat.h91@gmail.com'
    Siffat Haider
    February 8, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Beautiful post. I practiced Pilates for 2 years, but never got into yoga – I’ve always been interested though! I may actually start practicing seriously 🙂
    xo
    Siffat

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