“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
Everyone finds their practice for a different reason.
That reason could be a whole number of things, from calming the mind to losing the belly fat.
For me it was losing the belly and the back fat.
It was as simple as that at the end of the day, but the practice hooked me in and led me to where I am today.
But I didn't start yoga so I could live a better life. It happened naturally. Because when you start yoga, something changes.
I'm sure you already know that, because you're here, right? Yoga has done something for you that has you coming back to the mat again and again.
But just because we move beyond the place where we started, doesn't mean we should forget where that was.
Instead, we should remain conscious of that place, of that mindset, or that thing, whatever it was, that brought us to our practice in the first place.
So that when we have hard days, or are busy, or discouraged, we remember what it is we're really practicing for.
So we can hold on to that.
And re-discover the beauty of this practice.
Today's class brings me, personally, back to my why; back to the reason that I started this practice in the first place.
It's the kind of physical practice that I love most.
But even though it's physically challenging, it can be so much more than that.
What is this practice to you, my friend? What is your why? Hit reply and let me know!
And then hit play on this video and enjoy!
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
You might think that you need a full 60 or 70 minute class to get the deep seated benefits of yoga.
But if you think that, you'd be wrong.
Not wrong in a bad way! ? You DO get amazing benefits from a longer practice like that!
But you can get equally as powerful results from a 30 minute practice.
Have you tried both? A longer and shorter practice? Which one feels better in your body/your experience? Leave a comment and let me know!
So today's vinyasa fusion is short but emotionally powerful.
It's a heart opener for busy days, when you don't have the time or patience for a full hour flow. (I rarely have the patience for an hour myself)
If you struggle with poor posture, poor self esteem, lack of energy, or the desire to round yourself into a ball, hide in bed, and block yourself off from the world, then this is the class to try.
ESPECIALLY if you're leaning toward hiding in that bed...
Because even a short class like this can change your whole perspective on your day (or on your life).
Recently I've gone back to work, and started school, and my personal practice is suffering.
But my best days are the days that I commit to my practice.
Even if it's only for a short time, or if I need to let something else fall to the side.
Because it changes everything.
It truly does.
So enjoy this flow, and let me know you're practicing with me by leaving a ❤️ in the comments on YouTube!
And if you're on Instagram, I would love love LOVE it if you would share your practice by tagging me @yoga.infusion