Day 12: Thrive
What was your healthiest habit in 2011? What would you like to change or do differently in 2012?
Contributed by Tonya [life-accomplished.com]
Day 14: Breathe
How did you make space + peace for yourself in 2011?
Contributed by Megan [everlastingpresent.com]
I decided to combine these two prompts because they both have the same answer.
I've done Yoga off an on for a few years by taking classes at my local 24 Hour Fitness. I have to say that even though I really enjoyed doing it, I was never very regular about it. I'd do it every once and awhile, when I thought about it.
This year (well the second half of this year), I was able to find a class in a time slot that works that I can make on a regular basis. When I first started going to this class, the teacher was just ok, so I wasn't that committed to it. Starting in the late summer/fall though, a new teacher started and she is AMAZING. Knowing she is going to be the teacher makes me want to go. It is awesome.
I also stepped out of my comfort zone and attended a Yoga for Fertility class (twice). The teacher here is wonderful as well. She's planning on having a weekly practice next year for fertility that I'm willing to spend the extra money on. And when I do get pregnant, I'm definitely signing up for her prenatal classes.
Now I not a yogi, but with the extra practice I've been doing I can feel my body changing. Not in a losing weight kind of way, but in how I hold myself and straighten my body during everyday activities. I am more aware. I adjust when needed. I focus on breathing...
Practicing yoga allows me the time and space to just be and breathe, which is something I definitely need to continue working on.
I've started making the decision to incorporate yoga into my daily life so that I continue to have this time for myself in 2012. I'm hoping that I can start a home practice so I don't have to always head out to a class to actually practice. I think this will help me to do yoga more regularly in 2012.
Are you participating in #WEverb11? If not, go here for more info! It's an awesome way to reflect on last year and you'll meet tons of new people in the process! :-)