|Just sitting here like this actually calmed me down.|
I can start no other way but to say I am obsessed with the clothes I’m wearing in these photos! Silky soft, breathable and fabulous.
They actually come from Reebok’s brand new Tara Stiles yoga line — and they hit the spot on comfort, ease and mobility.
I don’t do a lot of yoga but when I put these on, I thought…this is how it should feel when you are going to yoga. I have actually just been wearing them around the house.
Now, I’m someone that SHOULD be doing lots of yoga — considering my easily upset mind and stress-prone way of living. I probably need a daily chill pill. So when I actually stopped to breathe and pose for a bit of silence, even a few minutes re-centered me. PROOF: we all need a little meditation in our lives.
I wasn’t sure where to start so I went straight to Pinterest, where I’ve found many a great workout plan. I figured yoga would be no different.
I just wanted a few moves to work on a quiet environment and I didn’t remember many from the few classes and videos I’ve done in years past.
I actually found some really helpful graphics to give me a start — and then it started coming back to me. The truth is, I’d love to be able to attend a yoga class on the regular but it seems like everything costs an extra buck so compromises must be made.
Since I’m sticking with Crossfit, and I have a gym in my apartment, the yoga department in my life will be self-made. Here’s what I found to help:
Most of us are busy busy busy. We are lucky to get our daily cardio/strength sesh in and yoga or meditation seems….like the last thing we could squeeze in. For ladies like me — who are prone to anxiety or getting a little over-dramatic when moments get tough — I think this can be a really important healthy life mechanism.
Sure, I need to put my money where my mouth is. But, yesterday I did and it showed me that it can make a difference. Your thoughts make your life, you know?
Oh — and confession? I’m all about the very slow, relaxing easy yoga…not the kind you do for a hot bod necessarily. I know there’s all kinds you can can do — bikram, pilates, etc. — and it can be really hard! The first yoga class I ever went to I was like…um, this is hard! Obviously, I was a little misinformed.
That being said, I don’t think there is anything wrong with preferring the more relaxing kind as a more meditative state, and I do.
In fact, this is my favorite move 🙂
And to end on the clothes? This Reebok yoga t-shirt feels like heaven along with the pants and aqua yoga top. I think Reebok hit the mark head on with this line. Working with Tara Stiles was obviously a win!