I used to feel uneasy when anything would change in my life. I generally was overcome with nostalgia and sadness when something would end or change. When I started practicing yoga I was subconsciously looking for something. I was searching for something that would bring more meaning into my life. At first, my practice was all centered around the asanas or physical postures. If you would have told me that yoga would bring me confidence, mindfulness and acceptance I wouldn’t have believed you. Continue reading
I spent Easter morning on a borrowed yoga mat. I visited a new studio in the Chicago suburbs aptly named, Nirvana. The studio was unbelievably not what I am accustomed to. The doors were unlocked. No one was in the lobby. Located on their community table was a cash box with a sign on it that said, “Please place cash or check inside.” I signed into class and waited around for someone to come along and help me register for class. After 10 minutes of being solo I poked my head into the studio to see if the teacher was in there. To my shock there was a meditation going on! Students in lotus pose had their eyes closed and were peacefully mediating. The instructor waved me in, however, I quickly shut the door and waited until the class was over #mortified.
Around 9:30am a beautiful teacher opened the studio door and welcomed me with the biggest smile. I apologized profusely for walking into her class. “I would have loved for you to of come in for a little bit of meditation..you didn’t have to run away.” Instantly, I knew this was going to be a good yoga session.
It has been too long. I used to be an avid blogger. I would write about anything and everything. After 4 years in the blogging world I needed a sabbatical. I needed time off to figure out who I was and what I wanted. So much has changed for me since my last blog post over two years ago. In the time I’ve been away, I have completed four yoga teacher trainings, transitioned into yoga studio management and no longer work in the restaurant industry.
My life has flipped upside down- and it’s for the better. Today, I know who I am. I know what I want. I know where I want to go. I am open to change and I no longer fear the unknown. I hope that by restarting this blog I am able to reconnect to my creative side, share my goals, passions, hopes, wishes, and general musings on yoga and life with you.
I look forward to what the universe has in store for me.
Inhale love. Exhale doubt.
the light in me sees the light in you. Namaste.