So much has happened since my last post in July. For one, I bought a home! I moved into my new condo with Mike at the end of August. It's only a few minutes from where we previously lived and it's bigger. The whole Summer was a big stress-ball and there were moments trying to get a closing date just made me want to give up and keep renting. In the end, everything worked out and we're settling in nicely. I can't wait until we are totally unpacked, shelves up, and more furniture is purchased but overall, I love my new home.
Speaking of being home, I've been spending A LOT of time at Firefly Yoga practicing several times a week. It helps that they're so close to home. I've completely fallen in love with the practice again. I've dusted off some of my old books. I just finished The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita - A Commentary for Modern Readers and I'm now reading Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life: A Guide for Everyday Practice.
I started posting videos on Instagram doing a couple of inversions. I figured a couple of things:
1) I see too many videos of people in the gym lifting weights.
2) Not to sound egotistical, but I like to see myself. I like to see if my alignment is right. My lower back has been giving me problems for a long time and I don't want to make it worse.
3) Being a bigger, stockier, bulkier, curvier girl - whatever you wanna call it, I hope someone who is curious about trying yoga but is afraid because they don't have that "yoga body" will see it and say "Wow! If she can do it, why not me?" I got a yoga body too! It's just not what most people think of at first.
I still have those insecurities. Recently, I stayed in the city and reserved a spot for a class at Lyons Den Yoga in Chelsea. I've never been there before but I heard great things about it and they teach Baptiste Yoga which is the type of yoga I've been doing. I could not sleep the night before because I had SO MUCH anxiety of walking into a yoga studio full of beautiful, tall, fit NYC people and then there's me. I hate feeling that, I thought I was over it since I've developed a stronger practice but nope! Turns out I had nothing to be worried about and I felt like an ass afterward for losing a night sleep.
No matter how much I practice asana, the biggest challenge is always getting out of my own head. I learned from that day and hope to go back to Lyons Den when I stay in the city. It would be a nice balance to all of the unhealthy eating I do when I'm there. =D
I hope to get back to blogging again on a regular basis, this Summer was just ridiculous with the move that I didn't get a chance to really enjoy the Summer. Now that Fall is here and it's my favorite time of year, I hope to bring myself back to some kind of normalcy which includes writing more.