Saturday, 14 May 2011

Once upon a time there was a girl...

So I have started a blog.  I used to have a Livejournal.  That was a lifetime ago and I'd rather not go there.  I feel like I may stray from the subject of yoga from time to time... or rather all the time, but mainly my intention is to document my travels through Bikram yoga.  I started Bikram yoga in the fall of 2008.  I don't really remember much from my first class to be honest. They say your brain blocks out painful and traumatizing memories and events as a means of protection.  Maybe that is why I don't remember much; my brain is saving me from the memory.  In reality though, I don't think my first class was that bad.  What do I know though, like I said... don't really remember much.

I did yoga off and on for about a year and a bit, never taking it very seriously.  In January 2010 I decided to do a 30 day challenge, which then turned into a 60 day challenge.  I think that was my real starting point with the yoga.  I knew then that I wanted to really DO this and that I wanted to become a teacher.  I'm pretty good at throwing myself head first into everything I do.  I guess I wouldn't really have it any other way. 
Now hopefully by writing about my yoga here, I will really begin to understand how it is affecting my life.  Maybe someone will read this and decide to let it affect their life too.  It's a great feeling and I am so glad to have found something to focus on in my life.  I feel that I am at a crossroads and I think I've felt that way since my University graduation in the Spring of 2009.  For me, yoga is going to get me through it and take me to where I am truly supposed to be, because I have no idea how else to get there.