What I Learned From 30 Days of Yoga

I can’t say whether or not my depression has gotten better. Maybe it has, and I am just too down currently to notice it. I can say that I have been thinking more about my actions and how it affects others, whether close or far from me. This incredible journey of soul searching and discovery…

Day 23-30: 30 Days of Yoga With Down Dog

This yoga journey has awoken my love for stretching and meditation. It was supposed to focus on helping me write, guiding me through depression, and taking a moment to understand myself. At the end of this journey, I have come to realize that I am but a small fish in a big pond. My mortal…

Day 19-24: 30 Days of Yoga with Down Dog

Hello beautiful people. I am back once more. I have decided to do this format rather than updating everyday. My sessions have become 23 minutes with the last three minutes spent meditating or just trying not to fall asleep on the mat. I promise you that I like yoga much more than I thought I…

Day 14: 30 Days of Yoga With Down Dog

I know this post is late, forgive me? Yesterday was just so stressful, we are in the process of buying our first house and my goodness the amount of paperwork that we have to go through is astounding. So rather than be stressed out today I decided to do some meditation and stretching. You probably…

Day 13: 30 Days of Yoga With Down Dog

Another practice complete and another tired Joy at your service. I have been so tired lately; the fatigue is slowly killing me, I guess. Today was another 23-minute practice with three minutes in the last pose, where I just laid still and breathe. I feel as though today’s practice was heavy on the arms, I…

Day 12: 30 Days of Yoga With Down Dog

So Day 12 is a bit late, but for a very good reason: I am a lazy potato in need of food. Just Kidding. I did today’s practice a bit late due to some pain and overall fatigue. It has been a relaxing weekend, but due to the weather acting up, I haven’t been feeling…

Day 11: 30 Days of Yoga with Down Dog

Yesterday was a rough day and the day before, I started to write the post but only got so far. Now it is a new day and I am a cranky duckling. I am two posts behind and plenty of poetry that I should have written. I got hit with a depressive episode and I…

Day 10: 30 Days of Yoga with Down Dog

Oh my goodness! It is the 10th day and I am so happy. I may or may not have tried a harder session and I may or may not have done the lizard pose. Regardless of what happened, my hips are currently on fire and I am sweating. I tried to do a hip extension…

Day 9: 30 Days of Yoga with Down Dog

WOOHOO!! I made it to the ninth day. I am so proud of myself right now. Today, rather than stretch beyond the bounds of physics, I decided to do a small meditation session followed by light stretching. I spent 20 minutes trying to find peace of mind and hearing my stomach accuse me of treason,…

Day 8: 30 Days of Yoga with Down Dog

I missed a few days of yoga due to just being too darn sick to do anything. My pain has gone down and my motivation is back so here I am continuing where I left off. I contemplated about starting over, but I eventually decided that life offers a few re-dos and I was not…