It’s International Yoga Day… that means yoga ALL over the world! What a lovely thought! So for the past week I have been on a boat, motoring up and down the Caledonian Canal in Scotland. Utterly beautiful… extremely rainy… which meant there wasn’t a lot of space for the yoga mat!
For my own sanity (and my husband’s), it is a necessity to take some time to unwind. My highly strung, must get everything done immediately personality needs to be shushed and yoga is my medicine.
When I have deadlines flying at me and excel keeps crashing at work… I can feel the stress building and the feeling like I have so much to do, I don’t even know where to start!!! ARGH! It’s times like this when all the things that feed your body goodness, like good food, exercise, getting a good night’s sleep are the things that you compromise on.
Why do we do it?! These are the times where you need to be firing on all cylinders! Which means… eating well (take time to prep those meals), exercise (whatever gives your body the chance to get rid of that negative energy), go to bed (your brain needs a reboot).
So today, I took my own advice and made time to go to my Ashtanga yoga class and oh…. my…. goodness…. I felt like balance was restored! All the stress and anxiety from cramming 2 weeks worth of work into 1 week has gone…
And that people… is why yoga is MAGIC!
Do something for you this week that helps restore balance to your life, it may feel counter intuitive but the results of a better you are usually 100% worth it!