Another yoga challenge… I hoped Courtney’s October Challenge would get me inspired to practice yoga more often. I want to practice yoga at home 3 times a week for 20-30 minutes and practice some meditation before bed.
Alas, I did not manage to do any yoga last week! I’m just so caught up in work & life that I’m not making time to do yoga. Whenever I’m off I just sit behind my desk browsing online and – practically – wasting my time (not really because usually I do browse health related topics I can use for work) OR I’m studying for my degree in sports nutrition (which is a good thing!)
Next week will be a whole different story as well, I’ll be attending the Dutch Salsa Festival so I will be spending less time in the gym and less time at home (on the yoga mat ;))
I try to go to the gym 3 times a week and I do a 4th day of working out at home (usually abs and shoulders). This week I’ll go to the gym once or twice and I’ll leave it at that. I will focus on dancing my ass off all weekend long :D
One important aspect of yoga – at least to me – is to enjoy yourself and feel comfortable with who you are both mentally and physically. Be present in the moment en relax. This is how I feel while dancing. Dancing is my meditation, it’s my biggest passion and I both love and hate it beyond words (due to me developing anorexia at Dance College).
A route down memory lane – Bellydancing – my ultimate love in dance!
“Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt and live like it’s heaven on Earth.” – Mark Twain
This is the best advice anyone can give you! If I would have been able do have danced like no one was watching in Dance College, maybe I would not have gotten so insecure… Never doubt yourself or judge yourself! Other people will do that for you, and that’s confronting enough! Be yourself! Be passionate and don’t let anyone (nor yourself) kill your passion!
♥ Do what you love, love what you do ♥