A little less than a month ago I walked into a new location of lululemon that had just opened up in one of the malls I frequented as a kid. To be honest, when I first discovered lululemon i was shocked that this mall didn't have one given it's geographic location, so when I saw one was opening up my first thought was, "It's about time!"
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I immediately smiled!!!
The first thing that came to mind was the coincidence that happiness is something I was talking and reading a lot about since it the theme at Chick Lit Central at the time just happened to be "Happiness" and I had just written an introduction to our September Go-To-Gay column where I talked about one of the things that brought me happiness - running. It was this fact that made it seem almost "besherte" that I had found this tag in a store like lululemon. However, what made it more appropriate is that when I think of this store I mainly think of it for items to support another hobby of mine that makes me happy - the practice of yoga.
I've been practicing yoga now for about 8 months. I can't say that I LOVE every single class I've ever taken, but I can say I'm not the same when I go a week or two without attending a class. As "granola" as it may sound, I can definitely can tell a difference in the way my body functions when I haven't been to a class at all during the week. Truth be told, if I could I would take a class everyday.
Yoga has gotten me through some tough times. When I was in the thick of pre-move crap I sought out yoga classes close to my home. On the days I took off to pack and coordinate all the my move stuff, I specifically carved time out my day to attend yoga class at a local studio.
Yoga has given me clarity. I've had sometimes when I couldn't clear my head during my practice, but it did give me the clarity I needed at the time to tackle the matters that were bothering me.
Yoga has enabled me to be strong. And I'm not just speaking of physical strength, but also it has taught given me strength in character.
I can't preach the benefits of yoga enough and beginning to practice yoga is one of the best decisions I made this year.
Now that I've talked about one of the ways I "choose my happy," please take a moment to find out how my fellow bloggers choose their happy:
Merryland Girl (Melissa)