I went to my first ever yoga class today.
My university offers tons of workshops, classes, and socials through their campus groups. I decided to join the yoga club with two of my roommates, Rheana and Marisa.I must admit I was nervous to attend. Like any other time I try something new I got butterflies 🦋 in my stomach and my cheeks grew red. We were the first at yoga (Side note: Stereotypes for Americans; Americans are always on time. Stereotypes for Spaniards; Spaniards are always late) but after a couple minutes other students starting coming in. The yoga class theme of the day was awareness and it was refreshing.
I feel that often or more than often we spend so much time going through motions, rushing, stressing and plainly not paying attention to many things. We often disregard or unaknowlege the simple things in life, starting with oneself. At yoga our instructor 👨🏫 made us stop ✋, relax and think of every part of our body. She made us aware by telling us to look at our feet, calves, legs and from there every part until our faces. After she made us close our eyes and feel how it was to look at our feet, calves, legs and from there every part until our faces. I became so intuned with my self and my body. I had never, ever felt so whole and connected to myself. It is hard to describe the feeling I had at that moment. I felt like I was floating on clouds ☁️, my body was sinking in and evaporating.
This yoga class helped me acknowledge who I am. I am not sure if your guilty of this but I forget to love myself. I don’t stop to evaluate who I am inside and out. I don’t take a moment to tell myself, “I love you.” ❤️
With that said, I encourage you to take a moment and become aware of yourself. Go to your mirror and look 👀 in the mirror. Look at your feet, calves, legs, and so on all the way to your face. Look inside your eyes and tell yourself, “I love you.” Value your worth. Acknowledge who you are, flaws and all. The greatest love you can receive is from yourself. In yoga I was reminded that self awareness is something that we should hold dearly. It is liberating, relaxing and enlightening. I can’t wait to continue sharing my yoga experiences with you every week.