YOGA: How it has changed me.

I’m a Mom of three, I seldom go out and treat my self or having a “MomMe Time” when I reached rock bottom. I am focused on taking care of my kids, juggling life and works and thinking about what the future might bring. I often find my self exhausted at the end of the day, hitting the sack thinking about tomorrow’s same scenario and waking up doing the same thing almost every single day. Little did I know that I am depriving my self of something that will help me a lot on how to manage things accordingly and live my life well.

Until such time I found my self burned out and anxious, looking at the mirror, asking my self and figuring out HOW? how on earth will I make things easy for me?. Well, there’s no such thing as easy peasy, you just need to balance everything, take a pause, mind your thoughts and of course, have some time for yourself, because DOING SO is a MUST, so you’ll be able to take care of your family.

Well, I was fortunate enough to start taking care of my self again before the enhanced community happens or else…I don’t know, I might end up losing my mind lol. Anyhow, I started reading articles on how to take care of our selves, watching dance tutorials, and listening to calming music, but sad to say it didn’t help me because I still find my self in the same situation. Until I came across a meditation article and found out the ways on how to control our emotions, how to clear our minds of the negative thoughts, proper breathing techniques and how you’ll incorporate meditation to YOGA.

So, what is Yoga? How it impacted my well being? Well, It’s an osteopathic approach to wellness that focuses on our body’s natural tendency toward health and self-healing. And since I have been practicing yoga, I noticed my self that I become more relaxed and calm, it has lessened my lower back pain, my flexibility increases, I become more productive and active without being exhausted right away, I have learned to pause and practice breathing which helps me to save my energy, I noticed as well that I become more focused and I didn’t get negative things to get inside me. Not to mention that I am gradually developing coping skills and starting to have a positive outlook in life.

Yoga is amazing, even if you only practice for one hour a week, you will experience the benefits of the practice. If you can do more than that, you will certainly experience more benefits. I suggest starting with two or three times a week, for an hour or an hour and a half each time.

By: Joan Baytiong

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