What is yoga?
To me it's more than just a physical practice. It's more than just moving my body to my breath. To me it's a constant awareness of my mind and body connecting together and the world around me. I believe yoga helps me to become the best mom, wife, sister, daughter, etc. that I can become.
THE PRESENT MOMENT
Yoga to me is the practice of awareness and connection to the present moment no matter where I am or what I am doing. For me, yoga goes beyond just my mat. It's in everything I do and it's in my everyday. I want to be more aware when I am at home with my kids. I want to soak up each moment and enjoy it before it becomes only a memory. My kids will only be little once and one day I will look back on this moment and my heart may ache with the pain of wanting it back. I need to enjoy it now while I have it and before it's gone.
Because yoga helps me live in the moment, it helps me strive to have better self control. Self control in my thoughts, my actions, my words, and my habits. Because I have the ability to live in the moment, I have the ability to control the moment. I can say the things that need to be said and not say the things that don't. I can choose to become the kind of mother and woman I want to become now instead of waiting. Not only can I become a better example for my children when I practice self control, but I become a better person all together by making the right decisions with each passing moment.
We have so many distractions these days. We have social media, tv, music, and movies and then being a mom brings on its own challenges and distractions. Each of these are constantly pulling us in different directions. Sometimes, we just need to sit and listen. Yoga helps me to slow down and calm down. It helps me to listen to the quiet around me and ignore the noise and chaos that may be going on inside my head.
Without yoga, I could be lost. It has helped me to become a better mom everyday. I am no where near perfection, but I try to become better for my kids and yoga has become a tool for me to achieve the progression I seek.
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