Five reasons why I do yoga

Shortly before the new year, I picked up my daily yoga practice again, and it feels like coming home in my body.

In the past, I went through cycles with yoga. I pick it up and then one day decide to stop. I don’t  even know why. Maybe I should ponder this in another blog post.

All I know I don’t want to quit anymore, I want to keep this practice up because it is so good for me!

And that is why I am writing this. Here are my five reasons why I want to keep doing yoga. I will write those five keywords on a small poster that I will hang where I can see it every day.

  1. Grounding. Yoga makes me feel balanced and connected to mother earth.
  2. Healing. The deeper I go into my asana, the deeper the healing is.
  3. Warrior. Doing yoga makes me feel strong, and feel more and more at home in my body.
  4. Stillness. Yoga teaches me inner and outer stillness. The moment I move up from my final asana, I feel whole.
  5. Intuition. Yoga makes me more and more intuitive. I don’t sit down with a plan on which asana I will do during my time on the mat. I ask myself what I need, and I move accordingly.

All of these benefits stay with me throughout the day. Even as I write this, many hours after my time on the mat, I feel it.

I believe that this list is enough to keep me committed to my daily yoga practice.

This is the second post on yoga so far, this year. It might be a thing 😀

2 Replies to “Five reasons why I do yoga

  1. Hi Sylvia

    These are such good reasons for doing yoga because they are rooted in what you want for yourself, rather than any sense of “should”. I got stuck on the “should do it, it is good for me” train of thought for far too long.
    It was taking 117 days to do the 31 day Revolution with Adriene last year that broke this pattern for me. Normally, I would have seen it as a failure and given up, but I didn’t, I did what I could, when I could as I as recovering from burnout and I discovered the benefits of yoga that you describe so well.

    1. I have made a definition for myself whenever I am ready to give up:
      Seeing failure and giving up = ego, seeing things as opportunity to grow = love. So yay you for sticking with the 31 day revolution! Do you still do

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