This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!
For the first time in probably over a year, I went to a yoga class on the weekend with the intention of connecting more with myself through my body.
I remembered the first time I had tried yoga, at Bikram Yoga on Cambie Street. The instructor told me to take it easy and see where my limits were, and I surprised myself when I found I could balance pretty well on one leg. I thought I didn’t have a good sense of balance. Years later, I surprised myself again when I found that I could do a headstand (against a wall), something else I thought wasn’t possible. And, I was able to fold my legs one way to do a lotus pose.
Yoga is a beautiful practice because it doesn’t seem extraneous but you can and should push your limits to see what your boundaries are, and you can keep pushing yourself further to try and do more. You can always do more in yoga no matter what level you’re at.
I also want to give my body tribute for its persistence in the removing of food sensitivities. I am on Day 36 of 90 days in removing food that I am quite used to: Sugar, milk products, bananas, carrots, and celery, among others. Avoiding sugar has demonstrated how strong I’ve become in being able to resist foods that I would normally “give in” to eating.
Lastly, I am trying out a 30 day exercise challenge and am on Day 8. I’m simply committing to doing one exercise every day this month, instead of the 2-3 days a week I’ve been able to manage. This, along with my change in eating habits, is allowing me to feel more of a connection with my body than ever, and I’m thankful for my continued health that it brings me.