108 reasons- a stream of consciousness ode to my yoga practice

1.  alignment

2.  learn to relax

3.  prepare for meditation

4.  build strength

5.  take it with me

6.  new friendships

7.  flexibility

8.  fall prevention

9.  laboratory for life

10.  find my safe edge

11.  digestive health

12.  become witness to self

13.  antidote for sitting at a computer

14.  yoga sutras

15.  mental, spiritual, physical

16.  peaceful

17.  anxiety reducing

18.  deeper breathing

19.  healthy escape

20. weight control

21.  higher awareness

22.  meets me where I am

23.  learn to stand on my own two feet

24.   go upside-down

25.  for all seasons

26.  practice in prison

27.  practice off the mat

28.  inspire others

29.  heal my heart

30.  realistic view of self

31.  comfort in body

32.  heal injuries

33.  overcome obstacles

34.  a place to go after work

35.  no competition

36.  open heart

37.  kinder

38.  wind down

39.  more energy

40.  release tension

41.  shatter ego

42.  feel better

43.  sexier

44.  impulse control

45.  form deep friendships

46.  work from the inside out

47.  perception shift

48.  cognitive behavioral therapy

49.  moving meditation

50.  honor my teachers

51.  find inner teacher

52.  solitary

53.  community

54.  stand tall

55.  find neutral spine

56.  make my own rituals

57.  clear my tubes

58.  body prayer

59.  hold myself together

60.  expansion

61.   know my limits

62.  awaken

63.  erase expectations

64.  destroy perceived limitations

65.  release feelings from body

66.  create vehicle for divine energy

67.  cry on mat

68.  find a stable base

69.  internal strength

70.  purple blob

71.  lengthen

72.  happier

73.  draw inward

74.  awaken

75.  be intentional

76.  offer it up

77.  unimpinged

78.  smooth out breath

79.  make a better shape

80.  witness self

81.  let go

82.  set intentions

83.  old becomes new

84.  love myself

85.  rein myself in

86.  create habits

87.  open new pathways

88.  find center

89.  stay grounded

90.  reach out in all directions

91.  perception shift

92.  attunement

93.  beginner forever

94.  let go

95.  emulate ecstasy

96.  soften

97.  lift gaze

98.  stay with it

99.  send breath

100.  notice tendencies

101.  lift heart

102.  engage core

103.  settle pelvis

104.  use gravity

105.  be empty

106.  surrender

107.  remember to breathe

108.  freedom

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5 thoughts on “108 reasons- a stream of consciousness ode to my yoga practice

  1. Two things: what is “70 purple blob”?! And I just wanted to share that I started yoga last November, and added headstands to my practice in the past couple of weeks. I’m just chuffed to bits that I can now do them for the first time in my life. Thank you, yoga! (and Alison and Emma and Milena and James and Jeremy….)
    Namaste, Kate

    • Hi Kate, so glad you’re enjoying your yoga practice! Once again, too bad we live so far apart! The purple blob is a meditation thing, a visual, maybe I should write a blog post about it…

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