Namaste: Yoga

I almost forgot to look after my self because of an unforeseen life-changing event. I am focused on taking care of my kids, juggling life and works and thinking about what the future might have 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.

Good thing, long before the enhanced community quarantine happens I was able to figure things out 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 physical and mental health, I do meditation, listening to calming music but sad to say it didn’t work well 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 have noticed my self that I have become more relaxed and calm, it has lessened my lower back pain, my flexibility increases, I have 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 have noticed as well that I have become more focused and didn’t let negativity get me in the way I used to. Not to mention that I am gradually developing coping skills and starting to have a positive outlook in life given the fact that life is one hell of a ride.

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. Namaste!

By: Joan Baytiong

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