To something truly special in my life which has shaped the person I’ve become today. This love letter post, is for you.
I haven’t practiced yoga in over a week now… and my body can tell. Usually If I am hyping myself up enough and following my self care routines, I’m practicing yoga about 3 or 4 times a week. However, recently I fell into a wonderful winter depression phase and had a procedure done, so yoga sort of just, stopped happening sadly.
And I know that if I could just place myself on my yoga mat, and begin a simple routine, it would improve how I feel. I know this as yoga has helped me before, with my posture and my flexibility, as well as helped not only my body but my mind strengthen and focus more on myself and my health. And it’s helped me through my most anxious and depressed moments in life.
Today, I want to share with you a love letter I wrote to my yoga mat and my yoga practice, thanking both for allowing me to find myself.
To my forever understanding, judgement-free and one true passion,
For you, I am truly and immensely grateful.
You understand my body. You understand how it moves and how it flows through poses and postures. You understand how my mind thinks and sees the world. You understand my thoughts and behaviors, enough to ease every tense nerve ending in my body to pure relaxation.
You know exactly what to do in the moment to make me feel safe and secure, free from judgement and critique. You free me from the stress of my daily life and the anxieties of my future. You understand my thoughts and allow me to acknowledge their presence, yet send them away, free from my mind.
I also want to thank you for not judging me for taking significant time away from you. I may not always say good morning to you, or see you for a while, but you know that when I do step my two feet onto you, that I am yours for that present moment and nothing shall separate us during that time.
You understand that no matter how much time apart, I will come back with my heart full and with my intentions pure to spend those special moments with you.
Because of you, I feel understood and welcomed. Because of you, I feel confident and strong. Because of you, I feel capable of handling anything life throws my way.
Because of you, I know who I am and what I need to do to live this life to the fullest. Because of you, I have begun to see myself, my true self.
Because of you, I can love myself.
Yoga has become such an important aspect in my life. It has changed the nervous, anxious human that once was into a confident and (most of the time) calm woman.
Yoga has allowed me to feel confident about myself and my body, overcome many anxiety-inducing obstacles and has given me the courage to be who I want to be truly myself.
Even though I must wait another week or so before stepping onto my mat, I know the second my feet touch the surface and I am within it’s four corners, my soul will feel back home again.
If you took the time to read this blog post, my heart is full. Have you tried yoga before? If so, how was your experience with practicing on your mat? Let’s continue in the comments below (perhaps with a nice cup of coffee, heh.)
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