When Spazzy McSpazalot does yoga
So I’m a little high strung. I get bored easily and when I get bored I mentally check out. I am pretty sure if I was evaluated for adult ADD I would qualify very quickly. The same holds true in my exercise routine. I’ve always wanted to do yoga. I’ve always wanted to love it. I mean really, what’s NOT to love about a exercise program that allows you to wear such comfortably delicious pants? I have tried it several times but never could take ahold of it. I try 5 minutes of it, try to work through the struggle, believe the lie that “yoga just isn’t my style” and give up.
When I think back on my history of exercise, all the way back to a wee 3 year old starting dance class, it didn’t take long for me to find my very favorite: tap. Over the years I have done Jazzercise, step aerobics, Zumba, rollerblading, Tae Bo, kickboxing…Lord, if it’s out there and it involves loud, fast music and a lot of bouncing around, then chances are I’ve done it. I’m so spastic. My natural personality and a growing trend in my life towards ADD…well, it just works.
Through following various people on Instagram I stumbled on a group of women who have a group called HolyYoga and is a Christ centered approach to yoga. The women in that group truly love Jesus and are bosses at yoga. One of the contributors also has another group called the Mind Full Collective that has the same philosophy on yoga and Jesus. I’ve started a “21 days of yoga” and so far am on Day 3. I am surprised at how much I can do physically and mentally. Focusing on the forms and poses literally forces me to focus and not find something shiny and become distracted. I love how I’m learning to be still. To be in each moment. It’s a huge challenge that at this point in my life am so ready to take. It may be the only stillness I give to myself in a day. I owe it to myself and my Creator to take my eyes off everything around me and give my full attention to Him.