Yoga Woke Me Up Better Than Coffee?!

Two years ago I was going through one of the most stressful times in my life. I started to feel that going to the gym and cheerleading practices were not enough of a stress reliever anymore. I needed to clear my mind, body, and soul. So, I wanted to take up Yoga.

My schedule was already jam packed with so many commitments that I just didn’t have the time take a class. So, I had to result to a DVD. This way I could workout early in the morning or at odd hours of the night. (Yep, my schedule was that crazy!) While shopping at Lululemon I came across an Eion Finn Power Yoga For Happiness DVD. I instantly picked it up, walked directly to the cash register and bought it. This became one of the best things I have ever found!

This may sound just like the conversation on Grey’s Anatomy last week when Bailey and Ben were talking about how first timers at yoga always come out saying that “they can breathe better and feel free…etc” but- it’s true! You finish the practice with a lighter, looser mind and body. It feels as if a large weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Going through all of the different poses allows you to take the time to just connect with yourself. Everyone has so many problems in their daily life and yoga really is a great to wipe away those thoughts and concentrate on what really matters- your inner happiness.

This is the first time I have ever expereinced this and get ready for it because it is a big one– yoga woke me up better than coffee. Coming from me- this is crazy talk! I am 500% a coffee girl. I love trying different types of coffee beans, experiencing new flavours, and waking up to the smell of coffee. But lately my body doesn’t want to drink this delicious beverage in the morning. This morning especially was a big struggle to drink coffee. So, I did yoga to wake up my senses. The sun was shining, I was yawning as I went through my poses and still feeling the burn out that I have given myself over the last couple of days. By the end of my magically hips routine I was energized, happy, stretched out and I just wanted a cup of tea! Tea and still not a glorious cup of coffee?! Have I kicked my caffeine addiction? Probably not. I will most likely have a cup of java later but for now, I am definitely feeling much better post-yoga.

I’m ready to use my day to it’s full potential!