Friend: “Hey girl! You want to go to yogurt tonight???”
Me: “Frozen yogurt??? YEAHHHH!!!!”
Friend: “Wait, what??? You FAT ASS. I said YOGAAAAA!!!!”
I went to a yoga class tonight for the first time in a long time. A friend had been nagging me to go for ages and guess I finally broke down! The last time I had been was actually with this same friend perhaps 3 or 4 years ago.
I never felt that yoga did much for my body, hence the reason why I stopped. I’m a naturally super bendy and flexible person. I could probably join the circus if I’d wanted. I felt that yoga never really challenged me. Whenever the instructor would advise us on how to intensify a stretch, I would take it to a whole new level – just to feel something.
But this evening, the moment they turned out the lights, I was instantly engulfed in a feeling of calmness. I had forgotten the joys of meditating and taking time out of a busy day to really just … sit still. I felt probably more at peace than I have in ….. a year? Two? I feel silly, but it’s almost like I felt a calmness and some form of a connection with a higher being.
I’m not as religious as I used to be, but I still feel guilty for not taking time out of my day to count my blessings and be grateful for everything in my life. There are so many things I take for granted every day. Whether I’m praying to a God in thanks, or just taking time to acknowledge the little things, I feel like it’s something I should do more often.
I don’t know if I’ll stick with the yoga, but I wanted a chance to bottle up the amazing feeling of peace I felt tonight.