Passionate About the Community
and the Moms Who Live Here

How 30 Days of Yoga Changed My Life

I love yoga.  Well, I love the idea of yoga. 

I am not flexible at all.  In fact, when I was younger and had to do the President’s physical fitness tests I always failed at the flexibility part.  I could NEVER touch my toes.  It actually astonished me that people could.  So, the idea of yoga was appealing, but actually practicing it seemed impossible for me.

anaheim moms blog

But then, a few months ago I started to just feel blah.  Like, I constantly felt like I needed to stretch my body.  My neck and back hurt a lot.  In fact, I would crack my neck and back several times before I was comfortable to sleep each night.

I suppose it was my body screaming at me to do yoga.  And so, I listened.

I had been told about this 30-day yoga challenge on a YouTube channel and I decided to try it.  Every morning I would wake up and do my 15-30 minutes and I have been completely changed.

Week 1

  • It was harder than I thought.  Actually day four I almost quit as I’m just not very “good” at yoga and I struggled.  
  • I couldn’t hold poses for very long. 
  • I felt stronger by the end of the week
  • Still wasn’t able to touch my toes, but my neck didn’t hurt as much.

Week 2 

  • Shockingly the workouts in week two weren’t as hard as week one – or maybe I was stronger?
  • I still counted the minutes for most of the workouts to be over.
  • My neck and back pain had almost completely subsided.  I didn’t feel the need to crack my neck and back before bed every night.
  • Still couldn’t touch my toes 

Week 3

  • The workouts flew by.  I didn’t even look at my watch during week three
  • I felt strong – I had only been doing yoga for three weeks, but I already felt like it was my jam
  • I still couldn’t touch my toes, but my lower back felt much more flexible than it ever has in my entire life.

Week 4

  • I missed a few days of yoga during week four and I could tell
  • My mind wasn’t as calm
  • My flexibility wasn’t as great
  • I was more irritable in the morning 
  • I craved yoga.  It was a weird feeling to have.
  • I officially became aware of how much yoga had changed me in just 30 short days.

Yoga has made me feel stronger and more mentally sharp.  I’m so glad I started, it truly has changed my life and my body.  I’m still not the most flexible person – not even close.  But I am learning that everything takes time.  

And someday I will be able to touch my toes, and stand on my head!  It takes practice, just like my favorite YouTuber instructor says!

 

 

 

, , , , , , , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply