My yoga journey started in January 2016. I began practicing each morning and I was amazed how a little yoga workout could have such a positive impact on my day. I saw tremendous improvements in my mobility and strength. And to my surprise, I actually became a calmer after just a couple months.
I continued practicing through March, but then things got a little busy with traveling and photography. So I took a day off yoga...then another...and eventually I fell off the wagon completely.
But this summer I found myself in less than peak condition. (I blame the beer.) And so I started doing 60-90 minutes of yoga each morning. I committed to doing yoga everyday for a week. Again, I began to feel healthier and happier in a very short period. After a couple weeks, my practice was getting stronger and I wanted to keep the momentum going. What would happen if I did yoga for a month straight?
Well, today marks 100 days of yoga. And all this yoga really has me convinced that it is the best workout. Period. I've never felt better in my life. I found an interesting quote that I think sums up my experience.
"Usually there's about a three-month love affair with yoga. 'I feel so good.' After about two months of practice, people think they are practically enlightened. Then usually around the third month, something happens and the yoga actually starts to work. And the first thing the ego structure does is to look for an escape route. People start heading for the door just at the moment when they should stay." ~ Richard Freeman
Thanks for reading.
Josh Hartman, Mountain Unicyclist & Travel Photographer