I hear this all the time when people talk to me about being too intimidated to try yoga. "I would do it, but I'm just not good at it." The idea of being "good" at yoga is like trying to be good at breathing. We all have full capability of doing it. Sure, you can breathe more
slowly, more mindfully than someone else, but still, every single person can do it.
Step one: simply showing up is being "good" at yoga. If you are willing to show up for yourself, sit, breath and be present in your body and human experience then you are doing the good work.
As anything goes in life, consistency is key. No one walked into their first yoga class nailing every single posture, responding to every single queue and having the most peaceful savasana ever. It all takes time, patience and consistency. It is called practice for a reason. You have to continue to show up in order to grow. My most honest advice is to be gentle with yourself.
I know it can be intimidating to not be able to do certain poses...
Starting your morning with loving intention is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. It helps to ground and center yourself before taking on all the things life has to throw at you. I personally try to wake up just a little bit early to begin every day with a few simple mindful practices. You only need 30 minutes for the following, I guarantee it will have a powerful impact on your entire day. Give it a try!
STEP ONE - MAKE A COZY DRINK - (5 MINUTES)
Make your favorite cup of tea/coffee/hot water with lemon and find the coziest corner of your home to write. Find and create a space that feels special to you.
STEP TWO - 10 MINUTES OF WRITING
Use a timer and start with 5 minutes of a “brain dump” / free-form writing. Just get words on a page, even if they don't make sense.
After the five minutes, pause to check in with yourself and see if there is anything you need in this moment. Write it down. My teacher taught me a trick called “PIES”. You check in with your Physi...