How A Month Of Yoga Changed A Regular Person

How a “regular person” talks about developing a regular yoga practice should give you some compelling reasons to attend the 8th annual Telluride Yoga Festival, which is offering over 100 classes, including meditation, yes, another thing a regular person with a busy brain can do. Also consider booking a yoga-inspired adventure vaction with RE:treat, which is offering a number of sexy packages, local and international.

The following article is by Grete DeAngelo, who bills herself as a mom, women’s fiction author, and history teacher. It was curated from the Huffington Post

image, courtesy, Huff Post

image, courtesy, Huff Post

In a rare fit of consistency, I decided to practice yoga every day for a month. I am not a yogini, but an average, works-out-a-few-times-a-week kind of woman. I told myself that I would commit to just 15 minutes a day, nothing crazy. In the process, I started to feel better physically (less tension in my neck and shoulders, no more back twinges) and I learned some new things about what I could accomplish.

  1. I can make a new habit. Doing yoga every day taught me that if I can do this every day, then I can do other things every day too (like write, read to my kids, make sure the dishes are done before bedtime). It gave me confidence that I can build other little habits into my routine. My drive toward self-improvement sometimes gets out of control, but keeping my expectations modest actually boosted me up rather than left me feeling hopeless, like I did in the past when I’d get overwhelmed trying for things that were big, long-term commitments (writing a book, running for a half hour straight) without breaking them down into manageable chunks.

  2. I can be realistic…

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