Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine.
Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without.
December 2010 marks the nine-year anniversary of my yoga practice. To honor my journey, I purchased the December Holiday Pass at Inner Bliss Yoga Studio, which enables me to one class every day (except Christmas) for the month.
I’m really looking forward to practicing every day–I’m even going to practice yoga on Christmas morning–because I know how amazing I’ll feel, both mentally and physically. I just finished a three-week Experience guided by Tammy Lyons, the lovely owner of Inner Bliss, where we cleansed ourselves by eating whole foods, drinking plenty of water, and practicing yoga five days a week, among other activities. During the Experience, I remember feeling so wonderful after doing yoga two days in a row, so when the opportunity came for a daily experience, I saw the gift before me.
To enhance my daily practice, I’m also committing to many of the new habits I formed after the Experience, including eating whole foods, drinking a half gallon of water daily, giving gratitude before eating, cleansing with a fruit fast, listening to my body, and journaling.
I’m especially excited to write about my daily practice and the changes I see in myself. Though a writer for years, this will be my first time expressing about yoga so intently. I also welcome a deeper, richer practice, where I am fearless on my mat, open to meaningful conversations with myself, and more aware of the world around me. As in yoga, I will take this experience one day at a time, and cherish every moment.
Today was my first class, and Kimberly was the teacher. She asked us to set an intention for the class, and she gave out some recommendations, including the one I chose: “soften your heart.” What a beautiful image to invision while I practiced. Thank you, Kimberly! I flowed smoothly through the class, noticing my strength; feeling my heart lifted and free; leaving behind the thoughts that did not serve me. When it came time to rest in savasana, my mind felt at ease.
After one yoga class, and at least 29 more to go, I am excited for the journey ahead. Tomorrow is a new day, a different class, a unique experience. I invite you to join me on this journey to bliss, one day at a time.
You can still sign up for Inner Bliss’ December Holiday Pass:
- Go to www.innerblissyogastudio.com
- Select “Schedule of Classes” in the top navigation
- Select “Online Store” in the top-left navigation
- Select “Classes” for “What kind of Series or Membership would you like?”
- Select “Daily Holiday Pass for December from 12/1-12/31 at $149” for “Which Series or Membership would you like?”
- Select “Make Purchase”
- Log in to or create a new Inner Bliss account